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Braun-Blanquet percentage vegetation cover and indicator species data in Ankeniheny Zahamena forest corridor, Madagascar

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Razakamanarivo, H.; Razafimbelo, T.; Andriamananjara, A.; Rianahary, A.; Razafindrakoto, M.; Harinirina, A. (2017)
https://doi.org/10.5285/b31330cc-743c-431e-95cd-68b316efed0b

Data comprise records of percent vegetation cover using a category known as the Braun-Blanquet scale from a survey of indicator vegetation species carried out in the Ankeniheny Zahamena forest corridor in Madagascar. In addition, scientific name, local name, family name and life form (fern, shrub, herb, grass, vine or tree) of vegetation was recorded.
Data were collected as part of a project funded by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme under work package 4 P4GES project, grant references: NE/K008692/1, NE/K010115/1, and NE/K010220-1.

Publication date: 2017-03-03

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You must cite: Razakamanarivo, H.; Razafimbelo, T.; Andriamananjara, A.; Rianahary, A.; Razafindrakoto, M.; Harinirina, A. (2017). Braun-Blanquet percentage vegetation cover and indicator species data in Ankeniheny Zahamena forest corridor, Madagascar. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b31330cc-743c-431e-95cd-68b316efed0b

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-01    to    2017-02-28

Quality

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Full materials and methods available from Supporting Information (Manual_ 1_Classical_Survey)
The estimation of percent cover has been used in the land use determination process. It consists of the evaluation of relative surface coverage of one species in a determined surface.
The percent (%) cover is estimated for the indicator species within a circle of 5m radius (area 78.54 m2) in which the inventory of trees with diameter at breast height (1.3 metres) of 5 to 10cm has been conducted. For each site, % cover was determined with a local botanist. The team uses a visual guide to estimate the % cover. It is recorded by using an 8 category scale known as the Braun-Blanquet scale.
Scale Cover
0 Not present
T Trace amount< 1%
1 1-5% cover
2 5-25% cover
3 25-50% cover
4 50-75% cover
5 75-95% cover
6 >95% cover

Authors

Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo
Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo
Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo
Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo
Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo
Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo

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Laboratoire des Radio Isotopes, Université d'Antananarivo
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Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Keywords

Topic categories
Economy
Environment
Other keywords
vegetation
indicator species
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Place keywords
CAZ
Madagascar
corridor Ankeniheny Zahamena
Project keywords
ESPA
P4GES

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/b31330cc-743c-431e-95cd-68b316efed0b
doi:10.5285/b31330cc-743c-431e-95cd-68b316efed0b

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Record identifier
b31330cc-743c-431e-95cd-68b316efed0b
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-11-21T13:00:39