University of Amsterdam (NL) - Páramo Vegetation Research, Sumapaz-Bocagrande-Chisaca paramo complex, Colombia
The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) from University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been working on the Paramos of Colombia since 1970, in collaboration with Colombian researches and collecting information on different aspects of plant ecology. The Sumapaz dataset is generated from five studies. One done by Helmut Sturm and Orlando Rangel in 1985 about the ecology of andean paramos. The second source is the field data from professor Antoine Cleef (collected in different field campaigns between in 1977, 1981 and 1984) some of those were part of his PhD thesis (1981). Also data was provided by the ECOANDES project (vol. 7) which was dedicated only to the Sumapaz area. Another study from Sanchez and Rangel in 1990 provides vegetation information of paramo complexes located close by Bogota. Finally another study by Ernst and Seljee from 1988 provides information about the vegetation of the Bocagrande Paramo. This is a dataset providing information on the occurrence and location of 4494 plant species from the Paramo in this area, collected in 212 releves. For the purpose of the GBIF data-publishing, vegetation releve data were converted into species occurrence data.
Purpose 1: Data in TurboVeg Purpose 2: data converted to species occurrence. Data repatriation to Colombia to be used in actual research.
Date range: Jan 1, 1972 - Jan 1, 1989
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Jul 14, 2015
Apr 15, 2013