Bull Neck Swamp Research Forest
Basic information
Sample name: Bull Neck Swamp Research Forest

Reference: A. P. Rockhill, R. Sollman, R. A. Powell, and C. S. DePerno. 2016. A comparison of survey techniques for medium- to large-sized mammals in forested wetlands. Southeastern Naturalist 15(1):175-187 [ER 3332]
Country: United States
State: North Carolina

Coordinate: 35° 57' 30" N, 76° 25' 30" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "a 25-km2 wetland located on the south side of Albemarle Sound in eastern North Carolina... owned by North Carolina State University"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: recent fire, hunting, selective logging
WMT: 21.7
CMT: 10.4
MAP: 1265.0
Habitat comments: a "working forest with active, small-scale timber harvests, prescribed by burning, and hunting... a forested wetland with secondary and tertiary dirt roads bordered by canals and has 5 land-cover types: non-riverine swamp forest, peatland Chamaecyparis thyoides L. (Atlantic White-cedar) forest, mesic mixed-hardwood forest, tidal cypress–gum swamp, and tidal freshwater marsh. Based on 50-year climate records, monthly mean temperatures ranged from 10.4 ºC to 21.7 ºC and rainfall averaged 126.5 cm per year"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 653
Years: 2007
Days: 92
Seasons: summer
Nets or traps: 9
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 2.600
Sampling comments: there was "a grid of 2.6-km2 cells... We assigned to each cell (n = 9) 2 scent stations, 1 camera station, and 1 predator-calling station... We placed 1 digital camera (Capture 3.0; Cuddeback Digital, DePere, WI) equipped with an infrared sensor triggered by temperature and movement at 9 of the 18 scent stations... data presented are from June, July, and August of 2007" (presumably meaning there were 92 trap-nights per camera)
Sample: 3702
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-10-29 22:01:44
Modified: 2020-10-29 22:01:44
Abundance distribution
12 species
4 singletons
total count 653
extrapolated richness: 18.3
Fisher's α: 2.087
geometric series k: 0.5790
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5665
Shannon's H: 1.2524
Good's u: 0.9939
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Ursus americanus408115 kg browser-insectivore
Lynx rufus179.0 kg carnivore
Felis catus1
Canis lupus familiaris1543 kg carnivore
Sus scrofa154 kg herbivore
Urocyon cinereoargenteus1224.1 kg frugivore-carnivore
Myocastor coypus5
Leporidae indet.1
Procyon lotor255.5 kg carnivore-granivore
Lontra canadensis17.1 kg piscivore
Didelphis virginiana142.2 kg insectivore-carnivore
Odocoileus virginianus4375 kg herbivore