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Trophic Mismatch: Caribou Phenology


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:The Pennsylvania State University
Publication_Date:May 2008 - June 2011
Title:
Trophic Mismatch: Caribou Phenology
Publication_Information:
Online_Linkage: https://homes.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/post/Eric%20Post.html
Online_Linkage: http://www.datacommons.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
Near daily ratio of caribou calve to adult females at a caribou calving ground located in SW Greenland.

Data Collection:
Data were collected visually by a trained field observer.
Data were transferred directly from field-notebook into an electronic spreadsheet and then reviewed for accuracy at a later date by comparing original datasheets with electronic version. 

Data Format:
Data are organized by columns.  Julian refers to the Julian Day of Year of observation.  The remaining columns indicate the proportion of calves observed relative to the total population of observed caribou on that day for each corresponding year.  This was calculated as the (daily number of calves)/(daily number of calves + daily number of adult females).
-999 = No data
Supplemental_Information:
Funding Source & Grant Number:
NSF Arctic Sciences Division
Award # 0713994


Detailed overview and methods have been published in: Post & Klein 1999 J. Wildl. Manage. 63:335-345 and Post et al. 2003 Can. J. Zool. 81:1709-1714.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:May 2008
Ending_Date:June 2011
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-50.78
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-49.98
North_Bounding_Coordinate:67.20
South_Bounding_Coordinate:66.97
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:biota
Theme_Keyword:Rangifer tarandus
Access_Constraints:None.
Use_Constraints:
Although the data have been checked for errors, we will update the data if we realize retrospectively that an error has been committed in transcription from field data sheets.  

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The University will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
The USER is granted permission to translate and add value to the FILES for the use of the FILES on its computer hardware; provided, however, that the USER annually notify the University of any customizing or value-adding work done.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Penn State University
Contact_Person:Eric Post
Contact_Position:Professor - Department of Biology
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
208 Mueller Lab
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:esp10@psu.edu
Contact Instructions:
Co-PI: Chris Wilmers
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies Department
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: (831) 459-3001
Cell: (510) 393-0290
Fax: (831) 459-4015
Email: cwilmers@ucsc.edu

Researcher:
Jeff Kerby
PhD Student
IDGP Ecology
Penn State University
208 Mueller Lab
University Park, PA 16802 USA
jtk210@psu.edu

Address data questions to Eric Post or Jeff Kerby
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800
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Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Penn State Data Commons
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
115 Land and Water Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:datacommons@psu.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:201210
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Penn State Data Commons
Contact_Position:Metadata Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:814-865-8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:datacommons@psu.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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