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Title: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Avian Point Count Data 2011

Abstract

Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highlymore » integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.The census points were sampled in 2009 and again in 2010 and 2011 (2009 and 2010 data are in MARDIS). We used point counts to census birds following a methodology from Ralph et al. (1995) by Kirkpatrick et al. (2006). Surveys were conducted between April 10 and July 10 starting at sunrise and going no later than 10 a.m. (or 4 hours after dawn), on days without precipitation and with wind speeds less than 12 km/h (Ralph et al., 1995; Rosenstock et al., 2002). We recorded temperature (°C), wind speed (km/h), cloud cover, and background noise level. After initially arriving at a point, we waited for a 1-minute silent period, and then recorded any birds seen or heard for an 8-minute period (Farnsworth et 14-8 al., 2002; Rosenstock et al., 2002). We estimated the distance to each bird, using a Rangefinder whenever necessary (Buckland, 2001; Rosenstock et al., 2002).« less

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Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DoD > Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) > Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
DCERP; SERDP; AVIAN; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RC-2245
OSTI Identifier:
1602221
DOI:
10.15485/1602221

Citation Formats

Garcia, Victoria. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Avian Point Count Data 2011. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.15485/1602221.
Garcia, Victoria. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Avian Point Count Data 2011. United States. doi:10.15485/1602221.
Garcia, Victoria. 2013. "Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Avian Point Count Data 2011". United States. doi:10.15485/1602221. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1602221. Pub date:Wed Jun 26 00:00:00 EDT 2013
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title = {Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Avian Point Count Data 2011},
author = {Garcia, Victoria},
abstractNote = {Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highly integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.The census points were sampled in 2009 and again in 2010 and 2011 (2009 and 2010 data are in MARDIS). We used point counts to census birds following a methodology from Ralph et al. (1995) by Kirkpatrick et al. (2006). Surveys were conducted between April 10 and July 10 starting at sunrise and going no later than 10 a.m. (or 4 hours after dawn), on days without precipitation and with wind speeds less than 12 km/h (Ralph et al., 1995; Rosenstock et al., 2002). We recorded temperature (°C), wind speed (km/h), cloud cover, and background noise level. After initially arriving at a point, we waited for a 1-minute silent period, and then recorded any birds seen or heard for an 8-minute period (Farnsworth et 14-8 al., 2002; Rosenstock et al., 2002). We estimated the distance to each bird, using a Rangefinder whenever necessary (Buckland, 2001; Rosenstock et al., 2002).},
doi = {10.15485/1602221},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
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