Dataset : ZERRAC: grassland small mammal surveys based on activity indices


General metadata

Identifiers :
local : FR-13002091000019-2023-03-07 external : doi:10.25666/DATAUBFC-2023-03-07
Description :
Microtus arvalis, Arvicola terrestris and Talpa europea relative density scores recorded along transects carried out from October 2016 onwards.
Discipline :
ecology (applied biology - ecology)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : from Oct 2016 ongoing
Metadata record : Creation : 7 Mar 2023

Update periodicity : biannually
Language : English (eng)
Additional information :
Audience : Research


Geoffroy Couval, Patrick Giraudoux (2023): ZERRAC: grassland small mammal surveys based on activity indices. Chrono-environnement. doi:10.25666/DATAUBFC-2023-03-07


Spatial coverage :

  • Jura: latitude between 47° 4' 47" N and 46° 57' N, longitude between 5° 16' 11" E and 5° 23' 49" E

Time coverage :

Taxonomic coverage :

  • Species
    Microtus arvalis MSW (Common vole), Arvicola terrestris COL (European water vole), Talpa europaea MSW (European mole)

Administrative metadata

Data creators : Geoffroy Couval [1], Patrick Giraudoux [2]
Data collector : Geoffroy Couval [1], Aurélien Levret [1], Julie Montaz [1]
[1] : FREDON Bourgogne Franche-Comté
[2] : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249) (Université de Franche-Comté)
Publisher : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249)
Label : Zone Atelier Arc Jurassien
Science contact : Geoffroy Couval e-mail
Computing contact : Julie Montaz e-mail
Access : restricted
Access details :
The data set is available as part of scientific cooperation carried out with the authors

Technical metadata

Formats : application/, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text, application/x-shapefile
Data acquisition methods :
  • Observational data :
    Field collection - Estimates of abundance were based on surface indices. This consists in walking transect lines and recording indices at intervals of ten paces (see Delattre et al. 1992; Quéré et al. 2000; Giraudoux et al. 1995)
Datatype : Dataset


  • Jacob, J., Imholt, C., Caminero-Saldaña, C., Couval, G., Giraudoux, P., Herrero-Cófreces, S., Horváth, G., Luque-Larena, J.J., Tkadlec, E., Wymenga, E., 2020. Europe-wide outbreaks of common voles in 2019. J Pest Sci. (doi:10.1007/s10340-020-01200-2)


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