Alatish National Park (wooded grassland)
Basic information
Sample name: Alatish National Park (wooded grassland)

Reference: T. Habtamu and A. Bekele. 2008. Habitat association of insectivores and rodents of Alatish National Park, northwestern Ethiopia. Tropical Ecology 49(1):1-11 [ER 882]
Geography
Country: Ethiopia

Coordinate: 12° 12' N, 35° 34' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: five sites scattered througout the northern half of the park
coordinate is the midpoint of those for the five sites
elevation 528 to 654 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 800.0
Habitat comments: "a tropical semi-arid zone" with "a low diversity of vegetation dominated by few species of deciduous trees... and few tall annual grasses"
MAP 600 to 1000; min 13.6 to 19.2, max 34.0 to 41.1 (grand mean 26.975)
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 5
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps, hand capture
Sample size: 176
Years: 2004, 2005
Nets or traps: 250
Sampling comments: at each site there were 50 small, medium, and large Sherman traps spaced 10 m apart on a grid and baited with "peanut butter mixed with corn flour"; large rodents were caught with "local rodent snares" and "extreme trap shy rodents were excavated"
Metadata
Sample: 1260
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-17 18:58:45
Modified: 2015-02-17 18:58:45
Abundance distribution
23 species
5 singletons
total count 176
Fisher's α: 7.067
geometric series k: 0.8379
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8439
Shannon's H: 2.3638
Good's u: 0.9720
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