Kitadan Valley
Basic information
Sample name: Kitadan Valley

Reference: W. M. El Sayed and K. Nakamura. 2010. Abundance, diversity and distribution of the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a satoyama valley in Kanazawa, Japan, with special reference to the body size and feeding categories. Far Eastern Entomologist 205:1-19 [ER 1037]
Geography
Country: Japan

Coordinate: 36° 32' N, 136° 42' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "within Kanazawa University's Kakuma Campus, Kanazawa"
elevation 60 to 150 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: cropland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 14.8
WMT: 26.8
CMT: 3.5
MAP: 2545.0
Habitat comments: the original vegetation was "deciduous broad leaved trees predominated by two oak species, Quercus serrata and Q. variabilis, patches of plantations of Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japonica, and moso bamboo, Phyllosta- chys sp." and sites were located "on the banks of the terraced paddies (coded as PF), at the edges of oak forests (two sites, Fe A and Fe B) in wetland among artificial ponds (W) and in open grassland (OG), in an area of abandoned crop land where millet was cultivated in 2004 and 2005"
Methods
Life forms: ground beetles
Sites: 5
Sampling methods: line transect, pitfall traps
Sample size: 1961
Years: 2007, 2008
Nets or traps: 75
Sampling comments: "At each sampling site, 15 unbaited pitfall traps were installed as trapping tools and spaced about 1 m apart along a transect" and sampled "early May till late November"
Metadata
Sample: 1538
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-05-14 20:36:12
Modified: 2015-05-14 20:36:12
Abundance distribution
55 species
3 singletons
total count 1961
Fisher's α: 10.507
geometric series k: 0.9065
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9404
Shannon's H: 3.0602
Good's u: 0.9985
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