Atacama Desert (Puna biome)
Basic information
Sample name: Atacama Desert (Puna biome)

Reference: F. M. Jaksic, J. C. Torres-Mura, C. Cornelius, and P. A. Marquet. 1999. Small mammals of the Atacama Desert (Chile). Journal of Arid Environments 42:129-135 [ER 957]
Geography
Country: Chile

Coordinate: 22° 25' 58" S, 68° 8' 20" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: coordinate and elevation are the medians of five values given in the text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 6.5
MAP: 66.0
Habitat comments: "Puna" mostly dominated by the shrub Parastrephia
climate data are the mean for two sites at 3745 m near Paso de Jama reported by Quade et al. (2007, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta)
Methods
Life forms: rodents
Sites: 5
Site area: 3.950
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 96
Days: 3
Nets or traps: 432
Net or trap nights: 1296
Sampling comments: "Small mammals were trapped using grids of six columns by eight rows, with each trapping station separated 15 m and equipped with one medium Sherman trap, baited with rolled oats. Each grid of 48 traps/0, 79-ha was operated during three consecutive nights. In each site two grids were set" except at one of the five sites
Metadata
Sample: 1443
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-02 11:05:01
Modified: 2015-10-05 20:24:57
Abundance distribution
4 species
0 singletons
total count 96
Fisher's α: 0.843
geometric series k: 0.5984
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6669
Shannon's H: 1.2205
Good's u: 1.0000
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