Shuangjiang County
Basic information
Sample name: Shuangjiang County

Reference: Z. Lu, B. D. Hoffmann, and Y. Chen. 2016. Can reforested and plantation habitats effectively conserve SW China's ant biodiversity?. Biodiversity and Conservation 25:753-770 [ER 2123]
Country: China
State: Yunnan

Coordinate: 23° 29' N, 99° 49' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture, selective logging
MAT: 20.6
MAP: 1369.0
Habitat comments: "evergreen broad-leaved forests... the overstorey species were planted over extensively cleared land, and the dominant species did not necessarily represent what previously occurred naturally. Most trees planted in Plantation were economically important, particularly for lac-scale farming... a mixed plantation"
Life forms: ants
Sampling methods: line transect, sweep nets, pitfall traps
Sample size: 1953
Years: 2009
Days: 5
Nets or traps: 40
Net or trap nights: 200
Sampling comments: four plots; "Sampling was conducted during sunny and warm weather... in April 2009... We established one 90 m transect in each plot to sample both epigeic and arboreal ants. Epigeic ants were sampled using 10 pitfall traps spaced 10 m apart along the transect... Traps were operated for 5 days... Arboreal ants were sampled by sweep netting and foliage shaking. Ten sweep net samples were collected along each transect"
Sample: 2103
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-06-16 15:24:13
Modified: 2016-06-17 10:47:37
Abundance distribution
29 species
3 singletons
total count 1953
extrapolated richness: 32.2
Fisher's α: 4.829
geometric series k: 0.7951
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8362
Shannon's H: 2.2595
Good's u: 0.9985
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.