Barro Colorado Nature Monument - Soberania National Park (10.01.2015 to 12.31.2015)

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Year: 
2015
Quarter: 
October - December
Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

Central Panama is experiencing severe drought as a conseuence of the extreme 2015 El Nino event. This is expected to negatively impact mammals in the following year. 

Protocol Activities: 

Climate data were collected from the BCI climate tower and uploaded to the TEAM database. The full year is now available online.

The first array of camera traps was deployed in December. 

Logistical Problems: 

The plant field crew has been unable to reach the sixth vegetation plot due to the collapse of a bridge. The authorities will not rebuild the bridge due to lack of funds, hence this is a permanent problem.

The Smithsonian did arrange for clean-up and maintenance of the road up to the collapsed bridge.