Sierra National Forest (pitfall traps)
Basic information
Sample name: Sierra National Forest (pitfall traps)

Reference: D. F. Williams and S. E. Braun. 1983. Comparison of pitfall and conventional traps for sampling small mammal populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 47(3):841-845 [ER 969]
Geography
Country: United States
State: California

Coordinate: 37° 25' N, 119° 10' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: somewhere in Fresno County: coordinate based on Sierra National Forest
elevation 1830 to 2300 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 10.8
MAP: 1065.0
Habitat comments: "mixed-conifer and red fir forests" and specifically "wet and dry meadows, riparian deciduous communities, and the successional stages of conifer forests"
climate data are for the Sierra National Forest and are from Safford et al. (2012, Forest Ecology and Management)
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: drift fences, pitfall traps
Sample size: 90
Years: 1979
Days: 11
Nets or traps: 100
Net or trap nights: 1100
Sampling comments: pitfall traps with wooden board drift fences set out at 50 sites, each with "2 trap stations located 15 m apart"
Metadata
Sample: 1456
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-02 15:38:03
Modified: 2015-12-01 20:35:07
Abundance distribution
6 species
1 singleton
total count 90
Fisher's α: 1.447
geometric series k: 0.4339
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4492
Shannon's H: 0.9676
Good's u: 0.9891
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