Karoo Biome Research Site
Basic information
Sample name: Karoo Biome Research Site

Reference: G. I. H. Kerley. 1992. Small mammal seed consumption in the Karoo, South Africa: further evidence for divergence in desert biotic processes. Oecologia 89(4):471-475 [ER 971]
Country: South Africa
State: Western Cape

Coordinate: 33° 10' S, 22° 17' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "at Tierberg... 25 km east of Prince Albert"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 17.5
MAP: 167.0
Habitat comments: "dwarf shrubland dominated by Pteronia pallens and Eberlanzia ferox"
within the Prince Albert Succulent Karoo bioregion according to Mucina et al. (2006, Strelizia)
MAP reported in text; MAT based on Mucina et al.
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Site length: 100.000
Site width: 100.000
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 137
Years: 1987, 1988
Days: 52
Nets or traps: 100
Net or trap nights: 5200
Sampling comments: "Trapping was conducted monthly" over 13 months "using Sherman traps... baited with peanut butter and rolled oats and equipped with a small woolen blanket. For each sampling session 100 traps were set for four nights, 10 m apart, on a permanently marked 10 x 10 grid"
Sample: 1458
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-02 16:24:04
Modified: 2015-10-09 17:26:09
Abundance distribution
3 species
1 singleton
total count 137
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 0.542
geometric series k: 0.0917
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.2244
Shannon's H: 0.4172
Good's u: 0.9927