Lighthouse Tract
Basic information
Sample name: Lighthouse Tract

Reference: S. S. Mitra, P. A. Buckley, F. G. Buckley, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2010. Highly variable acquisition rates of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) by birds on an Atlantic barrier island. Journal of Medical Entomology 47(6):1019-1027 [ER 766]
Geography
Country: United States
State: New York

Coordinate: 40° 42' N, 72° 59' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "at the Lighthouse Tract of Fire Island National Seashore" (coordinate based on Fire Island National Seashore)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 23.9
CMT: -0.4
MAP: 1074.0
Habitat comments: "natural vegetation... with low (largely dune) vegetation seaward, and scattered na- tive Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida Miller) groves alternating with mixed native deciduous shrub thickets (Myrica– Rhus–Ilex) bayward"
climate data based on statino 72504 (Stratford airport)
Methods
Life forms: birds
Sites: 2
Sampling methods: mist nets
Sample size: 482
Years: 1997 - 1999
Sampling comments: one site was in a pitch pine grove and the other in a shrub thicket
counts are only of birds recaptured within four days, so there may be an IQ effect
"Up to 14 nylon mist nets, 12 m long, 3 m high, with four shelves and 36-mm mesh" were used in the pine site and "a single bay-to-ocean net lane" with "up to 16 nets" in the scrub site but sampling effort is vaguely indicated and irrelevant given that only recaptures are reported
Metadata
Sample: 1109
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-08-27 09:50:34
Modified: 2014-08-27 09:50:34
Abundance distribution
15 species
1 singleton
total count 482
Fisher's α: 2.937
geometric series k: 0.6610
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5216
Shannon's H: 1.3671
Good's u: 0.9979
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