R’milia
Basic information
Sample name: R’milia

Reference: E. Fichet-Calvet, I. Jomaa, R. Ben Ismail, and R. W. Ashford. 2003. Leishmania major infection in the fat sand rat Psammomys obesus in Tunisia: interaction of host and parasite populations. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 97(6):593-603 [ER 868]
Geography
Country: Tunisia

Coordinate: 35° 46' N, 9° 36' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "40km south of Sidi Bouzid"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Altered habitat: cropland
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 360.0
Habitat comments: "the edge of a sebcha — an area of ‘succulent halophytic steppe’... traversed by earth bunds some 2 m high, constructed for flood control, between which were cultivated plots of wheat, separated by bands of natural vegetation"
Methods
Life forms: rodents
Sampling methods: line transect, cage traps
Sample size: 608
Years: 1995 - 1997
Sampling comments: an unclear number of "pincer traps" and "wire-mesh cage traps" arrayed in trap lines of unclear spacing
all P. obesus individuals were killed
Metadata
Sample: 1242
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-17 10:00:07
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:00:07
Abundance distribution
3 species
1 singleton
total count 608
Fisher's α: 0.411
geometric series k: 0.0408
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.0244
Shannon's H: 0.0750
Good's u: 0.9984
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