Ankasa Conservation Area (plantation)
Basic information
Sample name: Ankasa Conservation Area (plantation)

Reference: A. L. V. Davis and T. K. Philips. 2005. Effect of deforestation on a southwest Ghana dung beetle assemblage (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) at the periphery of Ankasa Conservation Area. Environmental Entomology 34(5):1081-1088 [ER 342]
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 5° 17' N, 2° 35' W
Geography comments: coordinate extrapolated from that of the "Elubo gate" given in text; this is about 20 km due west of the center of the reserve
elevation 6.8 to 109.5 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 27.9
CMT: 24.6
MAP: 1446.0
Habitat comments: originally "Eastern Upper Guinean rainforest" and now oil palm plantations
climate data based on station 65585 (Adiake)
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 4
Sampling methods: no design, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 8098
Days: 2
Nets or traps: 12
Net or trap nights: 24
Sampling comments: three pig dung-baited pitfall traps "placed at least 10 m apart" per site; "traps were baited in the morning on two 24-h trapping occasions"
Sample: 1274
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-18 11:40:29
Modified: 2015-10-03 07:52:28
Abundance distribution
20 species
2 singletons
total count 8098
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.471
geometric series k: 0.6322
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4136
Shannon's H: 0.9131
Good's u: 0.9998