Puthupet (2002)
Basic information
Sample name: Puthupet (2002)

Reference: S. Baithalu, M. Anbarashan, and N. Parthasarathy. 2013. Two-decadal changes in forest structure and tree diversity in a tropical dry evergreen forest on the Coromandel Coast of India. Tropical Ecology 54(3):397-403 [ER 1121]
Geography
Country: India
State: Puducherry

Coordinate: 12° 3' N, 79° 52' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "15 km north of Puducherry town... on the Coromandel Coast"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: disturbed forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing, selective logging
MAT: 29.5
WMT: 34.0
CMT: 25.0
MAP: 1141.0
Habitat comments: "tropical dry evergreen forest... a 'sacred grove' or 'temple forest'... very close to human settlement (~0.2 km)... about 5 ha remain under forest cover" and there is "forest encroachment for expansion of temple structures, construction of road, cattle grazing, resource removal (fodder, firewood, medicinal plants, timber, etc.) and the impact of temple visitors by way of cooking inside the forest during festive occasions, vehicle parking and solid waste dumping (polythene, glass bottles, etc.)"
the climate is "tropical dissymmetric" with two monsoons and a March-May dry season
Methods
Life forms: trees
Sites: 1
Site area: 1.000
Sample size: 1338
Minimum size: 10.0cm dbh
Basal area: 34.5000 per ha
Sampling comments: "two contiguous 0.5 ha (1 ha) permanent plots (200 m 50 m)"
per-ha data are also reported for 1992 and 2012; the 1992 data apply to two 1 ha plots but are rounded to the nearest integer, so they are useless
Metadata
Sample: 1641
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-06-16 20:48:02
Modified: 2015-06-16 20:48:02
Abundance distribution
29 species
5 singletons
total count 1338
Fisher's α: 5.226
geometric series k: 0.7905
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6743
Shannon's H: 1.7177
Good's u: 0.9963
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