Saama (Site 4)
Basic information
Sample name: Saama (Site 4)

Reference: A. A. Barnett, N. Read, J. Scurlock, C. Low, H. Norris, and R. Shapley. 2000. Ecology of rodent communities in agricultural habitats in eastern Sierra Leone: Cocoa groves as forest refugia. Tropical Ecology 41(2):127-142 [ER 1122]
Geography
Country: Sierra Leone
State: Eastern

Coordinate: 7° 48' N, 11° 4' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the Lower Bambara Chiefdom... approximately 65 kilometers northeast of the capital of the Province, Kenema" (stated coordinate apparently applies to Kenema)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 33.0
CMT: 28.0
MAP: 2500.0
Habitat comments: "on the border" between "lowland and secondary grassland mosaic" and "Guineo-Congolian lowland rainforest" and trapping was within an "actively managed" cocoa groves
regional stated in text to be MAP 2500 to 3050 mm; climate data are for Njala and are from Kamara et al. (2014, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry)
Methods
Life forms: rodents
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, snap traps
Sample size: 64
Nets or traps: 250
Net or trap nights: 1041
Sampling comments: "one 50 m x 50 m sampling grid w as set up as near as possible to the grove’s centre... both small and large snap-traps were used. The ratio of small to large traps was 1:2... with four traps situated within 3 m of each 10 m marker stake.. A further trap was positioned ap- proximately mid-way between each 10 m marker. Of this total of 204 traps, four of these were placed arboreally. A further 46 traps were positioned at suitable arboreal locations throughout the grid, bringing the total of traps placed on the trunks and limbs of trees to 20% (50 of 250)... Bait, a paste of rolled oats, peanut butter, bananas and vegetable oil, was applied each day at dusk"
Metadata
Sample: 1642
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-06-17 20:17:09
Modified: 2015-10-06 20:02:45
Abundance distribution
7 species
3 singletons
total count 64
Fisher's α: 2.003
geometric series k: 0.5407
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5288
Shannon's H: 1.0574
Good's u: 0.9541
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