Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Amphibian Monitoring at the Lye Brook Wilderness and Mt. Mansfield: Young of the Year - All (1991-2006)

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Project collects and disseminates data needed to make informed recommendations regarding the state status, state rank, and conservation of Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians.

People

  • James Andrews: Principal Investigator

  • Stephen Trombulak: Content Provider

  • Kristianne G. Tolgyesi: Content Provider

  • Katherine Wright: Content Provider

  • Erin Talmage: Content Provider

Keywords

  • amphibians, long term monitoring, species composition, species productivity,

Organizations

  • Vermont Monitoring Cooperative : funder
  • Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas : lead
  • Middlebury College : partner

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -73.0372, 43.0303
    • -72.827737, 43.0303
    • -72.827737, 44.542052
    • -73.0372, 44.542052
    • -73.0372, 43.0303
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Young of the Year - All (1991-2006)
  • Start Date: 1991-07-09
  • End Date: 2006-11-08
  • Description: Combined tables for all young of year records created from individual species tables from 1991-2006

  • Purpose: Data collection to make informed recommendations regarding the state status, state rank, and conservation of Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians.

  • Condensed Title: Z0000_AmphibianYoungOfYear_1991_2006

  • Object Name: VMC.349.306

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: James Andrews. 2006. Young of the Year - All (1991-2006). Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/amphibian-monitoring-lye-brook-wilderness-mt/dataset/young-year-all-1991-2006

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/amphibian-monitoring-lye-brook-wilderness-mt/dataset/young-year-all-1991-2006

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: fld_CommonName
    • Label: CommonName
    • Description: Common Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_date
    • Label: date
    • Description: date
    • Storage Type: date
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: DD/MM/YYYY
    Attribute Name: fld_ID
    • Label: ID
    • Description: ID
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_Info
    • Label: Info
    • Description: Info
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_LatinName
    • Label: LatinName
    • Description: LatinName
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_NumTot
    • Label: NumTot
    • Description: NumTot
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: fld_SV_val
    • Label: SV_val
    • Description: SV_val
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: fld_TotVal
    • Label: TotVal
    • Description: TotVal
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio

Methods

  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Site checks
      • Started: 1991-04-15
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Site checks are more spatially dispersed, opportunistic visits to survey species not captured by other methods.

    • Active searches
      • Started: 1991-04-01
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Active searches involves visiting a localized area and turning over rocks and logs to identify amphibians.The number of individuals of each species found in a given area per time were recorded to provide a rough measure of species relative abundance

    • Night visits
      • Started: 1991-04-01
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Night time visits are made to selected sites to hear the calls. Time of year and weather conditions chosen to locate species not located using other methods

    • Opportunistic observations
      • Started: 1996-12-31
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Accidental discoveries are recorded when a species is found that was not the target of another survey technique

Sampling Equipment

  • Current Equipment
    • Drift Fences
      • Started: 1991-04-01
      • Sampling Description: At Mt. Mansfield, drift fences made of 50-foot sections of 20" wide metal flashing buried 4" below the ground surface at a height of 16" at right angles to each other. 2 sections were used at 1200' and 1600', one section at 3200'. Buckets are buried every 12.5' on both sides of the fence.

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: At Lye Brook Area, includes Lye Brook access area (840') and Branch Pond Road (2400' and 2700').

  • Minimum Altitude: 800 feet

  • Maximum Altitude: 2700 feet

  • Site Description: West slope of Mount Mansfield at 3 elevations: 1200', 2200' and 3200'

  • Minimum Altitude: 1200 feet

  • Maximum Altitude: 3200 feet