Basic information
Sample name: Asembo

Reference: J. Jiang, A. N. Maina, D. L. Knobel, S. Cleaveland, A. Laudisoit, K. Wamburu, E. Ogola, P. Parola, R. F. Breiman, M. K. Njenga, and A. L. Richards. 2013. Molecular detection of Rickettsia felis and Candidatus Rickettsia asemboensis in fleas from human habitats, Asembo, Kenya. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13(8):550-558 [ER 941]
Country: Kenya
State: Nyanza

Coordinate: -0.18° S, 34.38° E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: 50 randomly selected houses "in the Asembo division of Rarieda District, Nyanza Province" (coordinate based on Asembo)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Altered habitat: inhabited area
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 22.5
MAP: 1900.0
Habitat comments: original habitat is a guess based on an African biome map
climate data are for neighboring Siaya County and are from Khaenje et al. (2013, African Crop Science Conference Proceedings)
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 50
Sampling methods: no design, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 55
Years: 2009
Nets or traps: 250
Net or trap nights: 1000
Sampling comments: trapping used "baited Sherman live traps" and "Five traps were placed within dwellings, in outbuildings, and outdoors in each compound for 4 consecutive nights"
Sample: 1420
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-27 21:12:29
Modified: 2020-01-14 18:23:51
Abundance distribution
5 species
1 singleton
total count 55
standardised richness: 3.4
Fisher's α: 1.336
geometric series k: 0.4729
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6906
Shannon's H: 1.2785
Good's u: 0.9825