Chapter 3. Baboon Data: Primary Source Material

Table of Contents

Group Membership and Life Events
ALTERNATE_SNAMES (Alternate Short Names)
BEHAVE_GAPS (Gaps in Behavior Observations)
BIOGRAPH (Baboon Biographical Data)
CENSUS (Group Membership)
CONSORTDATES (First Consortship Dates)
DEMOG (Demography Notes)
DISPERSEDATES (Dispersal Dates)
GROUPS (Groups)
MATUREDATES (Sexual Maturity Dates)
RANKDATES (Adult Rank Attainment Dates)
Physical Traits
WP_AFFECTEDPARTS (Body PARTS AFFECTED by Wounds/Pathologies)
WP_DETAILS (Wound/Pathology DETAILS)
WP_HEALUPDATES (Wound/Pathology HEAL UPDATES)
WP_OBSERVERS (Wound/Pathology OBSERVERS)
WP_REPORTS (Wound/Pathology REPORTS)
Sexual Cycles
CYCGAPS (Gaps in Female Cycle Observations)
CYCLES (Female Sexual Cycles)
CYCPOINTS (Female Sexual Cycle Events)
PREGS (Pregnancies)
REPRO_NOTES (Textual NOTES about REPROduction)
SEXSKINS (Sexskin Turgesence Measurements)
Social and Multiparty Interactions
ALLMISCS (Ad-libitum sample data)
CONSORTS (multiparty disputes over CONSORTshipS)
FPOINTS (Point data on Females)
INTERACT_DATA (Interactions)
MPIS (Multiparty InteractionS)
MPI_DATA (Multiparty dyadic Interactions)
MPI_PARTS (Multiparty Interaction PARTicipantS)
PARTS (Participants in interactions)
POINT_DATA (Point observation data)
NEIGHBORS (point observation data on Neighbors)
SAMPLES (all-occurrences Samples)
Darting
ANESTHS (Extra Sedation Administered During Darting)
BODYTEMPS (Darting Body Temperature Measurements)
CHESTS (Darting Chest Circumference Measurements)
CROWNRUMPS (Darting Crown-to-Rump Measurements)
DART_SAMPLES (Darting Tissue Sample Records)
DARTINGS (Baboon Darting Events)
DPHYS (Darting Physiological Measurements)
HUMERUSES (Darting Humerus Length Measurements)
PCVS (Darting Blood Measurements)
TEETH (Darting Tooth Data)
TESTES_ARC (Darting Testes circumference Data)
TESTES_DIAM (Darting Testes Diameter Data)
TICKS (Darting Tick and Parasite Data)
ULNAS (Darting Ulna Length Measurements)
VAGINAL_PHS (Darting Vaginal pH Measurements)
Inventory
LOCATIONS
NUCACID_CONC_DATA (NUCleic ACID CONCentration DATA)
NUCACID_CREATORS (NUCleic ACID CREATORS)
NUCACID_DATA (General information about NUCleic ACID samples)
NUCACID_LOCAL_IDS (LOCAL IDentifierS for NUCleic ACID samples)
NUCACID_SOURCES
POPULATIONS
TISSUE_DATA (General information about TISSUE samples)
TISSUE_LOCAL_IDS (LOCAL IDentifierS for TISSUE samples)
UNIQUE_INDIVS (All UNIQUE INDIVidualS)
SWERB Data (Group-level Geolocation Data)
AERIALS (Aerial photos)
GPS_UNITS (Individual GPS Devices)
QUAD_DATA (map Quadrants)
SWERB_BES (Begin/Ends: Uninterrupted bouts of group-level observation)
SWERB_DATA (Group Level GPS Point Samples)
SWERB_DEPARTS_DATA (Observation team departures from camp)
SWERB_DEPARTS_GPS (SWERB GPS Departure data)
SWERB_GWS (SWERB Grove and Waterholes)
SWERB_GW_LOC_DATA (SWERB Grove/Waterhole Location Data)
SWERB_LOC_DATA (LOCation-Specific DATA from GPS Points)
SWERB_LOC_GPS (Secondary Data for LOCations in GPS points)
SWERB_OBSERVERS
TREES
Weather Data
RAINGAUGES (Rain Measurements)
RGSETUPS (Rain Gauge Setups)
TEMPMINS (Minimum Temperature Measurements)
TEMPMAXS (Maximum Temperature Measurements)
DIGITAL_WEATHER (Digitally Collected Weather Data)
WREADINGS (Weather Readings)

These tables contain the permanent records of baboon-related data. For the most part this data are as collected in the field, although presumably the field staff is not perfect and there will be some errors that are corrected before data entry into Babase. Some columns, and more rarely entire rows, do contain derived data. Some of the derived data, such as pregnancy parity, is manually maintained, other derived data, such as sexual cycle sequence numbers or menses dates computed from onset of turgesence, is maintained by the system. The documentation clearly indicates which data are collected in the field, which data are derivative, and how derived data values are constructed.[26]



[26] There are, of course, also system generated row identifiers, which are arbitrary and not derived from any field collected data.


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