Transects for pellet counts in tundra ecosystems around Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island

Observing the presence of herbivore animal droppings can give an idea of their presence as well as impact on the landscape. During the summer of 2015 animal droppings were counted in various landscapes along 30-metre lines. The transects were 30 m in length and 1 m wide. Pellets, identified to species level (caribou, muskox, ptarmigan), or to broader categories (goose/duck) were counted and recorded every metre (that is, on 1 x 1 m plots) along the transect. Along with pellet counts, also date and time, as well as geographical coordinates of start and end of the transects were recorded. Data are available in csv and excel formats.

Metadata Access
Creator Anablak, Cathy;Pedersen, Aili;Wingnek, Leonard;McLennan, Donald;Wagner, Johann
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR)
Publication Year 2015
Rights Public
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (69N-69N,105W-105W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-07-16T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-08-26T11:59:59Z