Big Desert
Basic information
Sample name: Big Desert

Reference: J. C. Z. Woinarski. 1989. The vertebrate fauna of broombush Melaleuca uncinata vegetation in north-western Victoria, with reference to effects of broombush harvesting. Australian Wildlife Research 16:217-238 [ER 990]
Geography
Country: Australia
State: Victoria

Coordinate: 35° 29' S, 141° 18' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "Nine sites were in the Big Desert, and one each in the Little Desert and Sunset Country" (coordinate based on Big Desert Wilderness Park)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 325.0
Habitat comments: broombush-dominated "mallee vegetation"
MAP 300 to 350 mm
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals, birds, lizards, snakes, frogs
Sites: 11
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, cage traps, Elliott traps, pitfall traps
Sample size: 361
Years: 1985
Sampling comments: "17 trap-lines" including large and small pitfall traps "connected by 15-20 cm high flywire driftlines, and with a spacing of 4-5 m between traps. Separated from this, by at least 10 m, was a line of baited Elliot (9 by 9 by 32 cm) and cage (16 by 20 by 36 cm) traps" (number of traps and trap nights unclear)
Metadata
Sample: 1479
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-04 12:07:08
Modified: 2015-03-04 12:11:26
Abundance distribution
31 species
4 singletons
total count 361
Fisher's α: 8.123
geometric series k: 0.8729
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9295
Shannon's H: 2.9498
Good's u: 0.9890
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