Delta Waterfowl Research Station
Basic information
Sample name: Delta Waterfowl Research Station

Reference: G. C. Sanderson. 1950. Small-mammal population of a prairie grove. Journal of Mammalogy 31(1):17-25 [ER 962]
Geography
Country: Canada
State: Manitoba

Coordinate: 50° 12' N, 98° 12' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: apparently somewhere near "the Delta Waterfowl Research Station, Delta, Manitoba" which is actually near Delta Beach, Manitoba (coordinate based on Delta Marsh)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 1.5
WMT: 19.1
CMT: -19.8
MAP: 499.0
Habitat comments: "a small wooded area surrounded by prairie" that was "cleared... of trees in 1929" and "had been uncut for eighteen years when this study was made"; the "principal trees" were choke cherry, bur oak, and red osier dogwood
climate data are based on Shay (1999, University of Manitoba Field Station (Delta Marsh) Occasional Publication)
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, snap traps
Sample size: 140
Years: 1947
Days: 31
Nets or traps: 103
Net or trap nights: 2966
Sampling comments: "'museum special'" snap traps baited with "a mixture of peanut butter and bacon grease" were used... Fifty-three traps were set six to ten feet apart in a grid" and another 50 "small snap traps" were deployed "twenty days after the start of trapping" and then another "six lines of sixteen traps" were set "Eight days later"; total trap nights are stated
Metadata
Sample: 1449
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-02 13:07:16
Modified: 2015-10-08 20:53:44
Abundance distribution
5 species
1 singleton
total count 140
Fisher's α: 1.013
geometric series k: 0.3482
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6080
Shannon's H: 1.0935
Good's u: 0.9929
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