Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (butterflies)
Basic information
Sample name: Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (butterflies)

Reference: T. H. Ricketts, G. C. Daily, and P. R. Ehrlich. 2002. Does butterfly diversity predict moth diversity? Testing a popular indicator taxon at local scales. Biological Conservation 103:361-370 [ER 1034]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Colorado

Coordinate: 38° 40' N, 107° 1' W
Basis of coordinate: based on political unit
Geography comments: coordinate based on Gunnison County
elevation based on Shaw et al. (2000, Plant Ecology)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 13.4
CMT: -12.5
MAP: 500.0
Habitat comments: subalpine "meadows, aspen forests, and conifer forests"
climate data are for the station and are from Hayes (1981, Oecologia)
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sites: 19
Sampling methods: no design, butterfly nets, visual
Sample size: 716
Sampling comments: "time-constrained searches, netting each observed butterfly or identifying them on the wing if possible. Butterfly sampling occurred between 10:00 and 12:00 h"
Metadata
Sample: 1531
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-05-09 15:08:32
Modified: 2016-12-13 19:22:08
Abundance distribution
29 species
7 singletons
total count 716
Fisher's α: 6.068
geometric series k: 0.8277
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8737
Shannon's H: 2.5504
Good's u: 0.9902
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