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Daxue Mountain Range
Yunnan, China
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Subject 1: (Interview). Subtitle: Chinese researchers, Elizabeth Arnold. Timecode In: 00:00:41. Timecode out: 00:20:27. Notes: Researchers field conversations. Subject 2: (Interview). Subtitle: Jan Salick, Elizabeth Arnold. Timecode In: 00:20:56. Timecode out: 00:39:45. Notes: Botany discussions. Subject 3: (Interview). Subtitle: Hu Huabin, Jan Salick, Elizabeth Arnold. Timecode In: 00:44:08. Timecode out: 00:51:27. Notes: Botany discussions. Subject 4: (Interview). Subtitle: Zhendong Fang, Jan Salick. Timecode In: 00:52:58. Timecode out: 01:08:30. Notes: Botany discussions with Elizabeth Arnold. Subject 5: (Interview). Subtitle: Jan Salick, Elizabeth Arnold. Timecode In: 01:11:30. Timecode out: 01:23:18. Notes: Botany discussions. Subject 6: (Interview). Subtitle: Tibetan doctor, Elizabeth Arnold. Timecode In: 01:41:04. Timecode out: 02:00:22. Notes: Medicinal plant discussion via translator. Equipment Notes: Decoded MS stereo. Sonosax pre-amps used. Reporter: Elizabeth Arnold Engineer: Leo DelAguila Interviews With: Jan Salick, Hu Hua Bin [sp?] Professor of Landscape Ecology, Fang Jen Dong [sp?] Director of Shangri-La botanical garden, Chindru [sp?] Tibetan Doctor. Logged By: ESN 0:00 LdA: DAT 2, same recording technique, stereo MS sennheisers 40/30, 40 is the mid, 30 is the side, high up somewhere in the Himalayans and this group of researchers is taking measurements on steep hill. 0:34-6:35 sounds of researchers taking measurements, speaking to each other in Chinese 6:35 JS: Quong, could you tell him that he missed the 10 meter mark over on that far side? Quong: 10 meter mark? Where? JS: He's putting string between all the 10 meter marks Q: Umm Hmm. JS: and he missed the one on the far side over there. It doesn't reach. Q: Oh [Chinese] JS: No, no, not him. Q: [Chinese] JS: Uh...Alan, Alain, down below. Q: [Chinese] JS: But that far one didn't hit the 10 meter mark. [Chinese] 7:13-9:20 researchers speaking Chinese 9:20 LdA: rearranging 9:30-13:49 [Chinese] 13:49 ¿20:55 LdA: rearranging, informal talking. EA, LdA: informal talking. ¿3 languages on top of each other.¿ 20:55 JS: So, My name is Jan, J-A-N, Salick, S-A-L-I-C-K, and, I, uh, Dr. Jan Salick, I'm a curator of ethnobotany at the Missouri botanical garden. Ok? 21:11 EA: recently you were just saying about that something was off. What does it matter? Why does it have to be so exact? 21:20 JS: Uh, parts of this are very exact and parts are really not so exact but the, the main thing is that people have to be able to come back 10 years from now and lay out exactly the same plots that we are now. So even though, even though in the larger quadrants that you see here, these big areas, um, it's not so exact because we're just, you know, saying which plants are there and, and relatively how many plants, you know, if they're common, if they're dominant, if they're rare. 21:57 JS: But in 10 years time, somebody coming back and trying to set up this whole thing again, trying to find all these little pieces of re-bar that we've stuck into the mountain and so on, if we aren't fairly exactly they're never going to find them again. It's hard, hard enough for us to find the same peak over again, much less set up these plots again. So, it's, we have to be as careful as we can so that people 10 years from now can find it. 22:25 EA: And what's going on now, like, in one of these micro plots here? 22:31 JS: They do two things in those micro-plots. One is they estimate percent cover of any given species so if you look at some of these plots with rhododendrons, most of the plot will be covered with rhododendron, um, but some of the rarer species, there may be just a small percentage, so they estimate percent, but that's - an estimate of percent is very subjective, you know. One person may say one thing and ano... (Notes truncated)

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8 Jul 2010 by David McCartt
8 Jul 2010 by David McCartt
8 Jul 2010 by David McCartt