Kade Plot 5
Basic information
Sample name: Kade Plot 5
Sample aka: University of Ghana Agricultural Research Station

Reference: G. W. Lawson, K. O. Armstrong-Mensah, and J. B. Hall. 1970. A catena in tropical moist semi-deciduous forest near Kade, Ghana. Journal of Ecology 58(2):371-398 [ER 7]
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 6° 9' N, 0° 55' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: elevation is for the Agricultural Research Station and is from Epp (1987, Journal of Tropical Ecology)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
MAT: 28.0
MAP: 1179.0
Dry months: 2
Habitat comments: "moist semi-deciduous forest"
climate data are for the station and are based on Owusu-Bennoah et al. (2000, West African Journal of Applied Ecology), who state that "80 pe cent" of rainfall falls "from March to mid-July and from September to November"
Life forms: trees
Sites: 1
Site length: 30.480
Site width: 30.480
Sampling methods: line transect, quadrat
Sample size: 102
Years: 1964
Minimum size: 10.0cm dbh
Sampling comments: see table 3 (p. 388)
plots are "100 x 100 ft (30.5 x 30.5 m)" (actually 30.48 m)
A series of six 100x 100 ft (30-5x 30-5 m) plots forming a transect down the catena were marked out...At the same time, the ground vegetation of the catena was investigated on a series of fifty-six 5 x 5 ft (1-52 x 1-52 m) quadrats placed 20 ft (6-1 m) apart forming a transect parallel to the plots mentioned above.(p. 387)
Sample: 36
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2013-01-25 14:34:57
Modified: 2017-11-12 09:58:42
Abundance distribution
22 species
5 singletons
total count 102
extrapolated richness: 31.1
Fisher's α: 8.621
geometric series k: 0.8921
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9278
Shannon's H: 2.8061
Good's u: 0.9519
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.