Central West Virginia
Basic information
Sample name: Central West Virginia

Reference: S. L. Stephenson and H. S. Adams. 1986. An ecological study of balsam fir communities in West Virginia. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 113(4):372-381 [ER 32]
Geography
Country: United States
State: West Virginia

Coordinate: 38° 53' 0" N, 79° 32' 30" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: four localities have been studied: Canaan Valley, Tucker County (3905' N, 7925' W); Blister Run, Randolph County (3836' N, 7952' W); Blister Swamp, Pocahontas County (3841' N, 7940' W); and near Stony River Dam, Grant County (3908' N, 7916' W). All four localities are within the Allegheny Mountain section of the Appalachian system (p. 372)
JA: elevation is the median for the sites
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 8.1
WMT: 18.4
CMT: -2.2
MAP: 1360.0
Methods
Life forms: trees
Sites: 8
Site area: 0.800
Sampling methods: quadrat
Sample size: 935
Years: 1983
Minimum size: 2.5cm dbh
Basal area: total is 25.4000
Sampling comments: JA: eight 20 x 50 m quadrats; total basal area is based on table 1
Metadata
Sample: 107
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: Albert Garcia Selles
Created: 2013-02-28 11:51:30
Modified: 2014-07-16 20:37:56
Abundance distribution
17 species
2 singletons
total count 935
Fisher's α: 2.951
geometric series k: 0.6957
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8054
Shannon's H: 1.9444
Good's u: 0.9979
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