SWAMP Database Management

Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) is a collaborative work between The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), The USDA Forest Service (USFS), and Oregon State University with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID). By employing robust scientific approaches and methodologies, SWAMP is expected to generate knowledge that is relevant to policymakers and practitioners regarding the sustainable management of tropical wetlands specifically mangrove and peatland in the face of changing global climate and livelihoods of local community. Since past view years, SWAMP has actively conducting research and collecting data related to carbon dynamics in mangrove and peatland ecosystems across 15 countries in the tropics.

The SWAMP database contains any scientific data and metadata repository with both unpublished and published that are generated by SWAMP researchers, students and partners. The creation of SWAMP database is aimed to provide a standardized and structured platform for storing research results that are associated with SWAMP activities. This document is developed along with the SWAMP database and provide necessary information regarding database description, structure, and management. The SWAMP database is composed by four general sections describing IPCC Guidelines carbon stock and flux pools, namely vegetation, soil, necromass, and greenhouse gasses datasets.

Quality control
All reported variables in the SWAMP database follow standardized and published protocol for carbon monitoring in mangrove and peatland ecosystems (Kauffman and Donato 2012; Kauffman et al. 2017). The SWAMP database is maintained by database administrator regularly. Any updates and changes of database contents should be notified to database administrator.

Database contributor
SWAMP database contributors are scientists, researchers, students and partners who work under SWAMP. New database entry and update should be should be notified to database administrator.

Database structure and location
The SWAMP database consists of four sections of dataset collections. Each dataset contains specific metadata information, database spreadsheet, and variable definition. The database is located in an online-based data repository of Dataverse (https://data.cifor.org/dataverse/swamp).

The structure of the SWAMP Database.