Picton Valley
Basic information
Sample name: Picton Valley

Reference: K. F. Michaels and P. B. McQuillan. 1995. Impact of commercial forest management on geophilous carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest in southern Tasmania. Australian Journal of Ecology 20:316-323 [ER 1049]
Country: Australia
State: Tasmania

Coordinate: 43° 24' S, 147° 5' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "100 km south of Hobart and directly west ofthe Hartz Mountains" (coordinate based on Huon River, which is close to eight of the sites)
elevation 100 to 300 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 1100.0
Habitat comments: "tall mixed forest largely dominated by Eucalyptus obliqua"
10 stands were felled (and soon after burnt) no earlier than 1968 and the other four were old growth
Life forms: ground beetles
Sites: 14
Sampling methods: line transect, pitfall traps, hand capture
Sample size: 2022
Years: 1993, 1994
Nets or traps: 252
Sampling comments: "At each site a 50 m long trapline was established, consisting of six clusters of three pitfall traps, each cluster being 10m apart... traps were emptied at 6 week intervals between July 1993 and April 1994... A supplementary hand collection was made adjacent to the transects in November 1993"
Sample: 1555
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-05-17 16:09:49
Modified: 2015-05-17 16:09:49
Abundance distribution
18 species
0 singletons
total count 2022
standardised richness: 18.0
Fisher's α: 2.722
geometric series k: 0.7112
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7888
Shannon's H: 1.8813
Good's u: 1.0000