The present resource is a list of species sampled in Shasha Forest Reserve located in South-Western Nigeria. It was generated through transect sampling, from 10 quadrants of 50m x 50m. The study was conducted between 10th - 18th October, 2014, and a total of 817 individual occurences were recorded.
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 10 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.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Chukwuma E, Agbo-Adediran A, Chukwuma D, Ugbogu O (2022): Sampling event dataset of Shasha Forest Reserve, Osun State, Nigeria. v1.2. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=shasha_sampling&v=1.2
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 92cd5efd-7b91-4404-b27b-b90d856880d4. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.
Occurrence; sampling event; shasha forest; trees
The current data was collected from Shasha Forest Reserve in South-Western Nigeria.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [7.091, 4.281], North East [7.392, 4.632]|
Species are identified to specific level except a few.
|Species||Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev., Trichilia monadelpha (Thonn.) J.De Wild.|
|Start Date / End Date||2014-10-10 / 2014-10-18|
Biodiversity underpins the provision of food and water; it mitigates and provides resilience to climate change; it supports human health, and provides jobs in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and many other sectors. Many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include targets that reflect the need for biodiversity and healthy ecosystems to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Without effective measures to conserve biodiversity and use its components in a sustainable manner, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would not be achievable. Biodiversity information is critical to achieve sustainable development, yet many West African countries lack necessary capacity to mobilize and develop information resources needed to guide conservation and sustainable use of biological resources. The overall goal of this project is to enhance capacity for biodiversity data mobilization and development of information products in support of sustainable development in West Africa. The project will involve four GBIF West African national nodes with mentorship from the US Node and UNEP-WCMC. Our project aligns closely to priority needs of all the GBIF national nodes, as well as the GBIF Capacity Enhancement Framework, and GBIF Implementation Plan 2017-2021. The measured impact of the project will include number of participants actively involved in biodiversity informatics activities, volume of research-grade data records via GBIF.org, as well as biodiversity information products developed.
|Title||Enhancing capacity for biodiversity data mobilization and use in support of sustainable development in West Africa|
|Funding||The project is funded by GBIF.|
|Study Area Description||The project enhances capacity among staff from four GBIF national nodes in West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Mauritania and Liberia) working alongside mentors from the GBIF US node and UNEP-WCMC.|
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A line transect was demarcated from withing the forest reserve. Data was collected using 50m x 50m plots which were demarcated at 200m interval. In all, ten (10) plots were sampled along two transets. Species were mostly of trees.
|Study Extent||The present study was carried out in a forested area within Ola-Oluwa local governemnt area of Osun state. The areas is situated on Latitude 7°47’N and Longitude 4°5’E, and covers a 52kmSq hilly terrain with deep gorges, with about 12% of the site already converted to teak and gmelina plantation. The site is currently composed of a mix of savanna and forest species, and occurs in the transitional equatorial climatic zone of West Africa.|
Method step description:
- Data was collected using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and carefully checked for internal errors.