Falkland Islands with percentage of tussac

Systematic records for tussac cover and tussac quality for all vegetated islands and tied islands are extracted from the database (known as the Falkland Islands Biodiversity Database) for all islands in the Falkland Islands (with the exception of islands in freshwater bodies). Each record is entered according to the date of survey and in association with the surveyor's name and affiliation. A desktop assessment, for example using Google Earth or aerial photographic images, is also considered to be a 'visit'. Disclaimer: due to the wide range and variability of survey methodology and coverage, the data are not considered to be entirely reliable and should be used with caution.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 09:57 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:17 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 1997-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2013-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2013
Lineage Tussac data for all islands have been systematically entered according to the date of survey, listed under Tussac in the Visits field. Tussac cover data are sourced from field survey data and from Google Earth images. Field survey data were collected by Robin Woods (1997-2009) or Sally Poncet and Ken Passfield (2008-2013). For islands that were not surveyed, data has been obtained from Google Earth satellite images 2003-2012, by doing a rough 'eyeball estimate of the percentage of tussac cover visible on the satellite image. Data from the field surveys by Ian Strange and an analysis of 1950s aerial photography (Strange et al 1988) have not been entered in the database.
West Longitude -61.4548
South Latitude -52.9257
East Longitude -57.6865
North Latitude -50.9992
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: FIG Environmental and Planning Department Falklands Biodiversity Database
Data Format excel
Update Frequency as needed
Accuracy GPS (island location) accuracy is 5 to 10 metres. Tussac estimate area is crude but more than 70% accurate
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-05-14
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-9

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