Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 9100 : Chazdon: Biodiversity and conservation value of agricultural landscapes of Mesoamerica , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Philpott S. 2007.
Ants, Birds, and Tree Diversity: Coffee agroecosystem meta-analysis
nceas.338.12 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.338.12/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Ants, Birds, and Tree Diversity: Coffee agroecosystem meta-analysis
Identifier:nceas.338
Abstract:
Data on richness and abundance of three taxonomic groups (ants, birds, and trees) were collected in coffee agroecosystems (varying in management style) and nearby forest fragments in Mesoamerica and South America to assess the impact of coffee management intensification on biodiversity. Original data were collected in several regions/countries including Mexico (Veracruz, Chiapas, Soconusco), Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, and Nicaragua. Data were collected in several different projects by the co-owners of the data, but were generally collected between 1993-2006. Bird data come exclusively from 10min 25m radius point count observations. Tree data are species or mophospecies data from coffee or forest plots, and usually include complete enumeration of all trees in the plot. Ant data were collected with variable methods depending on project, but include pitfalls, Winkler traps, tuna baiting, and visual searches. Most projects also included data about the vegetation characteristics in their study sites including canopy cover, tree heights, shade strata, numbers of epiphytes, etc. These project datasets were complied with the extent of conducting a meta-analysis to examine the overall trends in biodiversity decline across coffee systems varying in management intensity.
Keywords:None:
  • ant (taxonomic)
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  • bird (taxonomic)
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  • tree (taxonomic)
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  • coffee agroecosystem (place)
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  • forest (place)
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  • biodiversity (theme)
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  • forest specialist (theme)
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  • Mesoamerica (place)
Publication Date:2007-08-24
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:Philpott_etal_Rarefied_Species_Richness.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Philpott_etal_Habitat_Reclassification.txt ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Philpott_etal_Landscape_Description.txt ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Philpott_etal_Sampling_Methods_Effort.txt ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Other Data:Philpott etal Excel Spreadsheet ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Other Data:Philpott Study Citations ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 9100 : Chazdon: Biodiversity and conservation value of agricultural landscapes of Mesoamerica
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Stacy Philpott
Organization:university of toledo
Address:
Toledo, Ohio 43606 United States
Phone:
419 530-2578 (voice)
Phone:
419 530-2578 (Fax)
Email Address:
stacy.philpott@utoledo.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Stacy Philpott
Organization:university of toledo
Address:
2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606,
Toledo, Ohio 43606 United States
Phone:
419 530-2578 (voice)
Email Address:
stacy.philpott@utoledo.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Ivette Perfecto
Individual: Inge Armbrecht
Individual: Guadalupe Williams-Linera
Individual: Thomas Dietsch
Individual: Roberto Reynoso-Santos
Individual: Darci Andresen
Individual: Cesar Tejeda-Cruz
Individual: Russell Greenberg
Individual: Lorena Soto-Pinto
Individual: Wayne Arendt
Individual: Jose Manuel Zolotoff
Individual: Jorge Valenzuela
Individual: Peter Bichier
Individual: Caleb Gordon
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Stacy Philpott

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Mesoamerica and South America: Mexico (Chiapas, Veracruz, and Soconusco), Guatemala (Polochic Valley), Nicaragua (Mombacho), Colombia (Apia, Risaralda), Peru (Apurimac Valley and San Francisco)
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  97.8167  degrees
East:  70.4833  degrees
North:  19.3833  degrees
South:  17.3833  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1993-01-01
End:
2006-01-01

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Rarefied Richness

Rarefied Richness - sample-based species accumulation curves generated using analytical formulae in EstimateS (http://viceroy.eeb.uconn.edu/EstimateS). The rarefied richness reported are MaoTao Estimates, rescaled to the number of individuals for comparison between habitats.

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