Mpala Research Centre
Basic information
Sample name: Mpala Research Centre

Reference: F. Keesing. 1998. Impacts of ungulates on the demography and diversity of small mammals in central Kenya. Oecologia 116:381-389 [ER 919]
Country: Kenya

Coordinate: 0° 17' N, 36° 53' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the Laikipia District of central Kenya"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
MAT: 19.0
MAP: 508.0
Habitat comments: "wooded grassland... dominated by a swollen-thorn acacia, Acacia drepanolobium" with cattle present but apparently not dominant
MAP 500 to 600 according to the text; climate data are from Huho et al. (2011, Educational Research) and are for the Mukogodo Division of Laikipia District, which includes this coordinate
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 2
Site area: 8.000
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 1475
Years: 1995 - 1997
Days: 21
Nets or traps: 200
Net or trap nights: 4200
Sampling comments: "three blocks" of two treatments; "Each treatment is 4 ha (200 m x 200 m); each block is 24 ha (400 m x 600 m)... Each 4-ha plot was set with a 10 by 10 grid with 10 m spacing... Trapping was conducted for three consecutive nights, using large folding Sherman traps, with one trap per station. Traps were baited with a mixture of peanut butter and oatmeal... I conducted seven trapping sessions"
Sample: 1380
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-25 10:21:10
Modified: 2015-10-05 17:04:17
Abundance distribution
9 species
1 singleton
total count 1475
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.276
geometric series k: 0.4156
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4021
Shannon's H: 0.8895
Good's u: 0.9993