Atewa Range Forest Reserve (heavily disturbed forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Atewa Range Forest Reserve (heavily disturbed forest)

Reference: P. Addo-Fordjour, B. A. Osei, and E. A. Kpontsu. 2015. Butterfly community assemblages in relation to human disturbance in a tropical upland forest in Ghana, and implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 3(6):1-18 [ER 2263]
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 6° 10' N, 0° 36' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: forest reserve
Substrate: branches or trunks
Disturbance: agriculture, selective logging
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 1578.0
Habitat comments: "The heavily disturbed forest has undergone major disturbances in the form of logging and farming activities"
climate data are for the Birim Basin, which includes the site, and are from Asomaning (1993, J Afr Earth Sci)
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: quadrat, butterfly nets, baited, other traps
Sample size: 397
Years: 2011
Sampling comments: "The current study was conducted... from January to June 2011... the quadrat sampling method was employed... Butterflies were therefore, sampled within the 50 m × 50 m plots used for the vegetation sampling. Modified IKEAŽ fruit baited traps (Aduse-Poku 2006) were used to trap butterflies in the forest types. In each plot, two traps, stocked with bait were hanged on trees at the canopy and under-storey layers (DeVries et al. 1997). The understorey layer traps were suspended at about 2 m from the forest floor and the canopy traps were about 39-42 m from the forest floor. The bait was made by mixing over-ripped banana mashed with fermented palm wine... Additional sampling was done with a swoop net"
Sample: 2355
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-29 15:56:32
Modified: 2016-12-13 11:07:07
Abundance distribution
48 species
8 singletons
total count 397
extrapolated richness: 58.2
Fisher's α: 14.286
geometric series k: 0.9289
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9628
Shannon's H: 3.5157
Good's u: 0.9799
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.