Fort Bliss
Basic information
Sample name: Fort Bliss

Reference: E. E. Jorgensen, S. Demarais, and W. R. Whitworth. 1994. The effect of box-trap design on rodent captures. Southwestern Naturalist 39(3):291-294 [ER 976]
Geography
Country: United States
State: New Mexico

Coordinate: 31° 48' N, 106° 25' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Fort Bliss
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 28.2
CMT: 7.2
MAP: 249.0
Habitat comments: "shrub-desert; ground cover was 20% and consisted of various graminoides growing within the bases of shrubs, cacti, and yucca"
climate data are based o station 72270 (El Paso International Aiport, which is adjacent to Fort Bliss)
Methods
Life forms: rodents
Site area: 2.000
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, cage traps, Sherman traps
Sample size: 87
Days: 17
Net or trap nights: 600
Sampling comments: "20 and 15 pairs were placed for 9 and 8 nights respectively within two 100 by 100 m areas"; traps were "baited with quick oats" and each pair "consisted of one Sherman folding aluminum trap" and "one Trip-Itt, non-folding trap... constructed of wire mesh"
Metadata
Sample: 1464
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-03 11:41:33
Modified: 2015-10-09 20:38:24
Abundance distribution
12 species
2 singletons
total count 87
Fisher's α: 3.773
geometric series k: 0.7652
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8643
Shannon's H: 2.1987
Good's u: 0.9770
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