Night road-side counts FDC25 (2004)

Data creators : Patrick Giraudoux [1] [2], Régis Renaude [3]
[1] : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[2] : Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers - Terre, Homme, Environnement, Temps, Astronomie (UAR 3245) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[3] : Fédération départementale des chasseurs du Doubs
Description :
Road-side counts carried out by the Fédération des chasseurs du Doubs on a protocol designed with Patrick Giraudoux (Chrono-environment)
Disciplines :
biodiversity conservation (applied biology - ecology), ecology (applied biology - ecology)
Access details :
The data set is available as part of scientific cooperation carried out with the author or by rights granted by FDC25

General metadata

Data acquisition date : from Mar 2004 ongoing
Data acquisition methods :
  • Observational data :
    Field collection - Counts were performed along geo-referenced transects, 1–2 km in length, distributed over the Doubs Department. Every spring, counts were performed along each transect over 3–4 nights. These counts were performed at least 1 h after sunset in a car (maximum speed of 20 km/h)and by 4 people: a driver, a data recorder and 2 observers. Observations were made using 100-W spotlights and binoculars for species identification. Double counting was unlikely because transects were relatively straight and observers were careful about animal movements. Among the 3-4 counts, only the maximum number of animal of a given species was filed (thus providing a lower limit for the number of animal of this species present)
Update periodicity : annually
Language : English (eng)
Formats : application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text, application/x-shapefile
Audience : Research


Spatial coverage :

  • Doubs: latitude between 47° 33' 52" N and 46° 35' 1" N, longitude between 5° 44' 25" E and 7° 0' 4" E

Taxonomic coverage :

  • Species
    Vulpes vulpes MSW (Red fox), Meles meles MSW (European badger), Capreolus capreolus MSW (Roe deer), Lepus europaeus TAXREF (Brown Hare)
Publications :
Collection :
Record created 6 Jul 2015 by Patrick Giraudoux.
Last modification : 26 Jan 2017.
Local identifier: FR-18008901306731-2015-07-06.


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