Fazenda Almas Private Natural Reserve (first year, wet season)
Basic information
Sample name: Fazenda Almas Private Natural Reserve (first year, wet season)

Reference: L. S. Carvalho, N. Sebastian, H. F. P. Araújo, S. C. Dias, E. Venticinque, A. D. Brescovit, and A. Vasconcellos. 2015. Climatic variables do not directly predict spider richness and abundance in semiarid Caatinga vegetation, Brazil. Environmental Entomology 44(1):54-63 [ER 1028]
Geography
Country: Brazil
State: Paraíba

Coordinate: 7° 28' S, 36° 52' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "between the municipalities of Sa ̃ o Jose ́ dos Cordeiros and Sume ́"
altitude 600 to 720 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 25.0
MAP: 560.0
Habitat comments: "dense to open arboreal Caatinga, all with strong deciduous characteristics, with almost all of their leaves shed during the dry season"
Methods
Life forms: spiders
Sampling methods: line transect, other nets, malaise traps, pitfall traps
Sample size: 229
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 30
Sampling comments: "a 100 ha grid with six parallel transects spaced 200 m apart... Six sampling points were established along each transect line, separated by 200 m one from each other, forming a 6 by 6 matrix with a total of 36 sampling points... sampled on a monthly basis for 24 mo... One point in each transect was chosen at random and sampled for one month, and each point was sampled twice a year... Five pitfall traps were placed at each collection point in a cross-shaped pattern... Four trees were sampled at each point using 80- by 80-cm beating trays (20 beats were applied to each tree)... Invertebrates were also sampled using Malaise traps covering an area of 2 m2"
Metadata
Sample: 1523
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-05-03 19:52:44
Modified: 2015-05-03 19:52:44
Abundance distribution
51 species
25 singletons
total count 229
Fisher's α: 20.355
geometric series k: 0.9284
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9179
Shannon's H: 3.1062
Good's u: 0.8911
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