Mole National Park
Basic information
Sample name: Mole National Park

Reference: A. C. Burton, M. K. Sam, C. Balangtaa, and J. S. Brashares. 2012. Hierarchical multi-species modeling of carnivore responses to hunting, habitat and prey in a West African protected area. PLoS ONE 7(e38007):1-14 [ER 1786]
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 9° 38' 30" N, 1° 49' 0" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "approximately 4600 km2 of woodland savanna habitat in the country's Northern Region"
elevation 120 to 490 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.8
WMT: 30.5
CMT: 26.1
MAP: 1104.0
Habitat comments: "open savanna woodland is the dominant habitat type, with tree cover averaging about 30% and grasses reaching 23 m in height during the April-to-October wet season... most of the park's rivers are seasonal"
MAP stated in text is 1100 mm
climate data are for Mole National Park and are from Dankwa-Wiredu and Euler (2002, Afr J Ecol)
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 4091
Years: 2006 - 2009
Nets or traps: 224
Net or trap nights: 4867
Camera type: analog
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 1.000
Sampling comments: "We conducted a camera trap survey between October 2006 and January 2009... we used data from 224 camera stations... we covered representative gradients using systematic sampling within 31 camera arrays... Within an array, stations were spaced at about 1-km intervals... Most stations consisted of a single passive infrared DeerCam DC-300 film camera trap unit"
carnivores are omitted from the table, but are reported by Burton et al. 2011 (Biological Conservation) as "independent detections per 100 trap days"; their figures suffer from rounding error but are acceptable, and were back-computed from their stated trap day total of 5469
Sample: 1993
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-31 19:11:09
Modified: 2020-10-21 12:37:14
Abundance distribution
36 species
1 singleton
total count 4091
extrapolated richness: 37.9
Fisher's α: 5.434
geometric series k: 0.8349
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9325
Shannon's H: 2.9668
Good's u: 0.9998
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.