Sampling event

A dataset for vascular plant diversity monitoring for the natural World Heritage site on Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, and the northern Okinawa Island

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Description

This dataset presents the vascular plant biodiversity sampled from four plots on Amami-Oshima Island, three plots on Tokunoshima Island, and one plot on Okinawa Island within the natural World Heritage site, and an additional three plots in southern Kyushu using the standardized belt-transect survey method during July 2012 to October 2020. The dataset includes 99 families, 215 genera, and 380 species of vascular plants, and provides species occurrence among 10 subplots for all vascular plants, girth at breast height (GBH) and height of all trees and climbers with GBH ≥ 3.2 cm or height ≥ 4 m in each 5 × 100 m plot. This dataset serves as baseline data for subsequent plant diversity monitoring of the natural World Heritage site. This dataset is published as a data paper in Ecological Research (see https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1703.12340).

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 121 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)
121
ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
6426
Occurrence 
5301

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National Institute for Environmental Studies (2022) The baseline dataset for plant diversity monitoring of World Natural Heritage site on Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island and Northern part of Okinawa Island. Version 1. National Institute for Environmental Studies. Dataset/Sampling-event.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a51f47ec-f320-4bd4-a8d6-fc75732bfce2.  National Institute of Genetics, ROIS publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Japan.

Keywords

Samplingevent; Amami islands; biodiversity; community structure; Kagoshima; Ryukyu islands; Samplingevent

Contacts

Toyama Hironori
  • Author
Research Associate
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa
305-8506 Tsukuba
Ibaraki
JP
Shuichiro Tagane
  • Author
Assistant Professor
The Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima University
1-21-30 Korimoto
890-0065 Kagoshima
Kagoshima
JP
Kumiko Totsu
  • Author
Specialist (Database engineer)
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa
305-8506 Tsukuba
Ibaraki
JP
Kengo Fuse
  • Author
Director
Kyushu Open University
744 Motooka
819-0395 Fukuoka
Fukuoka
JP
Nariko Toyama
  • Author
Assistant Staff
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa
305-8506 Tsukuba
Ibaraki
JP
Biodiversity Division
  • Point Of Contact
National Institute for Environmental Studies
JP
Shin Ugawa
  • Author
Associate Professor
Kagoshima University
1-21-24 Korimoto
890-8580 Kagoshima
Kagoshima
JP
Shin-ichiro Aiba
  • Author
Professor
Hokkaido University
N10 W5 Kita-ku
060-0810 Sapporo
Sapporo
JP
Eizi Suzuki
  • Author
Specially Appointed Professor
Kagoshima University
1-21-24 Korimoto
890-8580 Kagoshima
Kagoshima
JP
Taku Kadoya
  • Author
Head
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa
305-8506 Tsukuba
Ibaraki
JP
Atsushi Takashima
  • Author
Assistant Professor
University of the Ryukyus
685 Yona
905-1427 Kunigami
Okinawa
JP
Yayoi Takeuchi
  • Metadata Provider
  • Author
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa
305-8506 Tsukuba
Ibaraki
JP
Kaito Yamazaki
  • Author
Kagoshima University
1-21-24 Korimoto
890-8580 Kagoshima
Kagoshima
JP

Geographic Coverage

Kagoshima and Okinawa prefecture, Japan

Bounding Coordinates South West [26, 128], North East [33, 132]

Taxonomic Coverage

99 families, 215 genera and 381 species of vascular plants

Family Acanthaceae, Actinidiaceae, Adoxaceae, Anacardiaceae, Apocynaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Araceae, Araliaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Asparagaceae, Aspleniaceae, Asteraceae, Athyriaceae, Blechnaceae, Cannabaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Chloranthaceae, Cibotiaceae, Colchicaceae, Commelinaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Cyatheaceae, Cyperaceae, Daphniphyllaceae, Davalliaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Dipteridaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Ebenaceae, Elaeagnaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Ericaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Fagaceae, Garryaceae, Gentianaceae, Gesneriaceae, Gleicheniaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Helwingiaceae, Hydrangeaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Iteaceae, Lamiaceae, Lardizabalaceae, Lauraceae, Lindsaeaceae, Loganiaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Marattiaceae, Melanthiaceae, Melastomataceae, Menispermaceae, Mitrastemonaceae, Moraceae, Myricaceae, Myrtaceae, Nephrolepidaceae, Oleaceae, Ophioglossaceae, Orchidaceae, Pentaphylacaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Piperaceae, Plagiogyriaceae, Poaceae, Podocarpaceae, Polygonaceae, Polypodiaceae, Primulaceae, Proteaceae, Psilotaceae, Pteridaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae, Sabiaceae, Salicaceae, Schisandraceae, Schoepfiaceae, Selaginellaceae, Smilacaceae, Solanaceae, Staphyleaceae, Stemonaceae, Styracaceae, Symplocaceae, Taxaceae, Tectariaceae, Theaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Urticaceae, Violaceae, Vitaceae, Zingiberaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-07-01 / 2020-10-24

Project Data

No Description available

Title 1. Climate Change Adaptation Research Program; 2. Scientific Research on Priority Areas (on Island Research)
Funding 1. National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; 2. Kagoshima University

The personnel involved in the project:

Eizi Suzuki *2
Hironori Toyama *1
Nariko Toyama *1
Shuichiro Tagane *2
Kaito Yamazaki *2
Taku Kadoya *1
Yayoi Takeuchi *1
Kumiko Totsu *1

Sampling Methods

We placed a rectangular plot (5 × 100 m) and divided it into 10 subplots (5 × 10 m) in which all vascular plant species were listed and all stems of a certain height and GBH were recorded. The plot was marked with GPS coordinates noting the beginning and ending points using GPSMAP 64SC (Garmin Ltd.). Stems with girth at breast height (GBH) ≥3.2 cm in Plots A–G and I and stem heights taller than 4 m in Plots H, J, and K were recorded. Tree height was assessed by visual estimation, and GBH was measured using a measuring tape. To calibrate the visual estimates of tree height, we sometimes used a 15 m carbon pole (CAH04-015S, Taketani Trading Co., Ltd.) to round to the nearest 0.5 m. As two individuals of Quercus glauca Thun. var. amamiana (Hatus.) Hatus. ex H.Ohba in Plot F had many basal shoots (53 and 24, respectively), we measured all shoots with GBH ≥ 10 cm and randomly selected five shoots with GBH ≥ 3.2 cm but smaller than 10 cm, thus, the data contains the occurrence of all shoots with GBH ≥ 3.2 cm, and GBH and height of all shoots with GBH ≥ 10 cm and of five shoots with GBH ≥ 3.2 cm but smaller than 10 cm.

Study Extent The data were obtained from evergreen broadleaf forests at four, three, one and three locations on Amami-Ohisma island, Tokunoshima island, Okinawa island, and southern Kyushu with a nearby island (Shimokoshiki), respectively.
Quality Control Species identification was performed in the field and recorded in Japanese common names. The plant nomenclature followed the YList (Yonekura & Kajita 2003–) and spelling of scientific names were checked against the GBIF Backbone Taxonomy (GBIF Secretariat 2021). When we found an inconsistency of taxonomic treatment between two databases, we followed YList (Yonekura & Kajita, 2003–). Most plants were identified to species-level including subspecies and varieties, but seven taxa, Carex sp. 1 and 2, Calanthe sp. 1, Trichosanthes sp. 1, Goodyera sp. 1, Malaxis sp. 1 Lycianthes cf. biflora (Lour.) Bitter and Asarum cf. simile Hatus., were unidentified due to its lacking reproductive organs which are important for their classification. The species identification level and the doubts of the identification were mentioned in “taxonRank” and “identificationQualifier,” respectively

Method step description:

  1. Geographic coordinates are generalized to six representative points (A-D, E-G, H, I, J, K) with an uncertainty radius of 10 km, since exact coordinates of the study plots are not provided for conservation reasons.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Yonekura K, Kajita T (2003–) BG Plants: index for Japanese scientific plant names: Ylist. .
  2. GBIF Secretariat (2021) GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2021-06-03. 10.15468/39omei

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a51f47ec-f320-4bd4-a8d6-fc75732bfce2
https://www.gbif.jp/ipt/resource?r=nies_otskplants