UCSC Forest Ecology Research Plot ForestGEO

The Forest Ecology Research Plot (FERP) camera trapping study follows protocols established by the Smithsonian Tropical Reseach Institute/Center for Tropical Forest Science (Jansen et al. 2014), allowing for comparison with other ForestGEO mapped plots across the globe. The FERP is the only Mediterranean forest plot in the ForestGEO network. This study aims at non-invasively documenting the presence and relative abundance of mammals on and around the FERP that may interact with the mapped plot’s vegetation. The un-baited cameras were arranged on a systematic grid, with four deployments of 12 to 13 cameras deployed for at least 20 days each from late April through early August 2016.

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