La Belgique (old secondary forest)
Basic information
Sample name: La Belgique (old secondary forest)
Sample aka: Dja Biosphere Reserve

Reference: C.-A. Petre, M.-H. Zinque, N. Tagg, R.-C. Beudels-Jamar, B. Haurez, J.-F. Josso, P. Moretto, and J.-L. Doucet. 2015. Differences in dung beetle activity at western gorilla defecation sites in south-east Cameroon: implications for establishment of Uapaca spp. seedlings. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31(2):165-174 [ER 1029]
Geography
Country: Cameroon

Coordinate: 3° 25' N, 13° 9' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: coordinate is the midpoint of ranges stated in the text
elevation 600 to 700 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 23.5
MAP: 1573.0
Habitat comments: "in the transition zone between evergreen and semi-deciduous forests... a humid tropical climate with two rainy seasons... The site is dominated by old secondary forests and comprises a dense network of watercourses and swamps"
daily min/max temp 19.8 and 22.7; MAT 1315 to 1831 mm
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 8
Sample size: 308
Years: 2012
Days: 2
Nets or traps: 8
Net or trap nights: 16
Sampling comments: trapping was "in five gorilla sleeping sites and five patches of old secondary forest, followed 47 d later by secondary-dispersal experiments in these same experimental stations and an additional three of each type (totalling eight per habitat type)... all experimental samples comprised 300 g... of fresh (<24 h old) gorilla faeces collected from the research site... maintained for 48 h" and with one pitfall trap per site
Metadata
Sample: 1524
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-05-03 20:20:48
Modified: 2015-05-03 20:20:48
Abundance distribution
23 species
7 singletons
total count 308
Fisher's α: 5.751
geometric series k: 0.8070
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8249
Shannon's H: 2.2675
Good's u: 0.9773
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