Kaskara (GAB, visit 2)
Basic information
Sample name: Kaskara (GAB, visit 2)
Sample aka: Tyumen

Reference: J. Trappe, F. Kunz, S. Weking, and J. Kamp. 2017. Grassland butterfly communities of the Western Siberian forest steppe in the light of post-Soviet land abandonment. Journal of Insect Conservation 21:813-826 [ER 3285]
Country: Russia

Coordinate: 57.17° N, 65.90° E
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "Our study area encompasses 20 by 20 km and is located in the southwestern part of the Lowland northeast of the city of Tyumen (Tyumen province) and near the village Kaskara... Elevation in the study area varies between 50 and 70 m a.s.l."
coordinate estimate is based on the center of Kaskara
Habitat: boreal forest/taiga
Altered habitat: pasture
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 2.3
MAP: 482.0
Habitat comments: "in the hemiboreal forests ecoregion... The climate is continental with an average temperature of 2.3 C and annual precipitation of 482 mm at Tyumen weather station"
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: line transect, butterfly nets, visual
Sample size: 325
Years: 2015
Seasons: summer
Sampling comments: "we selected 20 plots on used (GMO) and 20 on abandoned hay meadows (GAB)... Half of the GAB sites (n = 10) were located on floodplain grassland"
GMO sites included "mowing tracks, haystacks" and GAB sites did not
"The sample plots were surveyed twice between June 1st and August 2nd, 2015. All butterfly species (incl. Hesperidae) were counted along standardized Pollard Walks of 200 m length... Individuals were caught with hand-held nets or identified with the help of binoculars"
Sample: 3645
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-06-02 19:59:59
Modified: 2020-06-02 19:59:59
Abundance distribution
30 species
6 singletons
total count 325
extrapolated richness: 37.8
Fisher's α: 8.062
geometric series k: 0.8750
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9190
Shannon's H: 2.8431
Good's u: 0.9816
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.