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Ecological Research

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 769–769 | Cite as

Acoustic monitoring data of avian species inside and outside the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant accident

  • Keita Fukasawa
  • Yoshio Mishima
  • Akira Yoshioka
  • Nao Kumada
  • Kumiko Totsu
Data Paper

Abstract

Large-scale land abandonment and reconstruction activity has altered the ecosystem structure in the evacuation area for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant accident in 2011. Despite social concerns about changes in the avian assemblages that occurred after the accident, publicly accessible data are quite limited. We engaged in acoustic monitoring of birds using digital voice recorders from 2014 in and around the Fukushima evacuation zone. All monitoring sites were located within schoolyards (including those that had been converted to community centers) to examine the bird assemblages in the urban and rural landscapes that were heavily altered by land abandonment due to the nuclear plant accident. A digital voice recorder was installed at each monitoring site during May–July, and we recorded 20 min a day using timer-recording mode. We divided the audio data into 1-min segments and identified species occurred in sampled segments by experts. These data represent the presence-absence records from 52 sites monitored in 2014. In 2014, we identified the species for 7138 segments in total and 68 species occurred. We are continuing to monitor and intend to update the dataset with new observations hereafter. Our dataset will help people to recognize the status and dynamics of avian assemblage inside the evacuation zone, and will contribute to promote open science in avian ecological studies.

Keywords

Agricultural landscape Satoyama Depopulation Terrestrial bird Japan Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 

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Accession number: ERDP-2017-05

Copyright information

© The Ecological Society of Japan 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keita Fukasawa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yoshio Mishima
    • 1
  • Akira Yoshioka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nao Kumada
    • 1
  • Kumiko Totsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem StudiesNational Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Fukushima BranchNational Institute for Environmental StudiesMiharuJapan

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