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The Brazilian Program for Biodiversity Research (PPBio) Information System


Flávia Fonseca Pezzini*, Pablo Hendrigo Alves de Melo, Dayane Mayely Silva de Oliveira, Rainer Xavier de Amorim, Fernando Oliveira Gouvêa de Figueiredo, Debora Pignatari Drucker, Flávio Rogério de Oliveira Rodrigues, Gabriela Zuquim, Thaise Emilio, Flávia Regina Capellotto Costa, William Ernest Magnusson, Adeilza Felipe Sampaio, Albertina Pimentel Lima, Ana Raquel de Mesquita Garcia, Angelo Gilberto Manzatto, Anselmo Nogueira, Cândida Pereira da Costa, Carlos Eduardo de Araújo Barbosa, Carolina Bernardes, Carolina Volkmer de Castilho, Catia Nunes da Cunha, Cintia Gomes de Freitas, Claymir de Oliveira Cavalcante, Diego Oliveira Brandão, Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues, Eliana Celestino da Paixão Rodrigues dos Santos, Fabricio Beggiato Baccaro, Françoise Yoko Ishida, Fernanda Antunes Carvalho, Gabriel Massaine Moulatlet, Jean-Louis Bernard Guillaumet, José Luiz Purri Veiga Pinto, Juliana Schietti, Julio Daniel do Vale, Lauren Belger, Luciano Martins Verdade, Marcelo Petratti Pansonato, Marcelo Trindade Nascimento, Márcia Cléia Vilela dos Santos, Mariana Souza da Cunha, Rafael Arruda, Reinaldo Imbrozio Barbosa, Ricardo Laerte Romero, Susamar Pansini & Tania Pena Pimentel

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00083

*Corresponding author contact: flaviapezzini@gmail.com

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Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 265–274, Sep 12
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Keywords: Amazonia; assessment; data repository; impact; landscape; monitoring; multidisciplinary; remote sensing.

Abstract: The database of the Brazilian Program for Biodiversity Research (PPBio; GIVD ID SA-BR-001) includes data on the environment and biological groups such as plants. It is organized by site, which is usually a grid with 10 to 72 uniformly-distributed plots, and has already surveyed 1,638 relevés across different Brazilian ecosystems. The sampling design is based on the RAPELD system to allow integration of data from diverse taxa and ecosystem processes. RAPELD is a spatially-explicit sampling scheme to monitor biodiversity in long-term ecological research sites and during rapid appraisals of biodiversity that has attracted support from many management agencies, which are using it as their long-term monitoring system. Vegetation surveys include measurements of cover, biomass and number of individuals from woody and herbaceous vascular plants, along with environmental data. We have recently migrated to a metadata catalog and data repository which allows searching for specific groups across all sites. All RAPELD data have been collected since 2001, though the site also allows data from other long-term plots to be archived as associated projects.

Suggested citation:
Pezzini, F.F., de Melo, P.H.A., de Oliveira, D.M.S., de Amorim, R.X., de Figueiredo, F.O.G., Pignatari Drucker, D., de Oliveira Rodrigues, F.R., Zuquim, Z., Emilio, T., Costa, F.R.C., Magnusson, W.E., Sampaio, A.F., Lima, A.P., de Mesquita Garcia, A.R., Ma (2012): The Brazilian Program for Biodiversity Research (PPBio) Information System. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 265–274. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00083.



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