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Biodiversity assessment in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve

Latest version published by Belgian Biodiversity Platform on Mar 30, 2018 Belgian Biodiversity Platform

This dataset aggregates the biodiversity observations related to trees, slime moulds, fungi, bark lichens, leaf lichens, flies, ants, birds, rodents and shrews : An assessment of the relation between carbon storage and biodiversity in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve (D.R. Congo). See research article: Reconciling biodiversity and carbon stock conservation in an Afrotropical forest landscape. Van de Perre et al., Sci. Adv. 2018;4:eaar6603, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar6603

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 139 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    139
  • Occurrence 
    3370

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Van de Perre F, Würsten B, de Haan M, De Kesel A, Van den Broeck D, Grootaert P, Leponce M, Cooleman S (2018): Biodiversity assessment in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve. v1.4. Belgian Biodiversity Platform. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=ybr_cobimfo&v=1.4

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Belgian Biodiversity Platform. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e624aa28-cbec-4c92-b303-9ed0791f4b8b.  Belgian Biodiversity Platform publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Samplingevent; Congo basin; Carbon; biodiversity; REDD+; lowland rainforest

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Frederik Van de Perre
Bart Würsten
Botanic Garden Meise BE
Myriam de Haan
Botanic garden Meise BE
André De Kesel
Botanic garden Meise BE
Dries Van den Broeck
Patrick Grootaert
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences BE
Maurice Leponce
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences BE
Stijn Cooleman
Royal Museum for Central Africa BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Frederik Van de Perre

Who filled in the metadata:

Frederik Van de Perre

Who else was associated with the resource:

Geographic Coverage

The Yangambi Biosphere Reserve is situated within the Congo River Basin west of the City Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bounding Coordinates South West [0.584, 24.424], North East [1.072, 24.979]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-09-01 / 2016-08-01

Project Data

Objectives The general objective is to get baseline reference data on the C balance and biodiversity in pristine and intervened dense tropical forests of the Congo Basin and to increase our understanding in the relationship between both variables as a function of forest management and degradation. Methodology We will measure aboveground and belowground soil carbon stocks and biodiversity indices along a forest productivity gradient (ca. 15 sites) in the Yangambi Man and Biosphere reserve (Y-MaB) and investigate direct effect relationships between forest carbon stocks and biodiversity along this productivity gradient (PG-CB). The different sites, located along a forest productivity gradient, will be tentatively selected using remote sensing techniques and validated on the ground. Carbon stocks will be investigated in the forest core and edges zones. We will bring forward a set of biodiversity indices related to lichens, fungi, higher vascular plants, ants and termites, spiders, flies, bees, arthropods and rodents. The work will be brought into practice using a set of six complementary work packages (study site selection, baseline carbon inventory, biodiversity monitoring, integration of carbon and biodiversity monitoring, and conclusions and suggestions for sustainable policies).

Title COBIMFO CONGO BASIN INTEGRATED MONITORING FOR FOREST CARBON MITIGATION AND BIODIVERSITY
Identifier SD/AR/01A
Funding COBIMFO project was funded by BELSPO under the SCIENCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (SSD) program
Study Area Description We will measure aboveground and belowground soil carbon stocks and biodiversity indices along a forest productivity gradient (21 sites) in the Yangambi Man and Biosphere reserve (Y-MaB) and investigate direct effect relationships between forest carbon stocks and biodiversity along this productivity gradient (PG-CB). The different sites located along a forest productivity gradient were selected using remote sensing techniques and validated on the ground.

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Frederik Van de Perre
Principal Investigator
Pascal Boeckx

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e624aa28-cbec-4c92-b303-9ed0791f4b8b
http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=ybr_cobimfo