Gangotri National Park
Basic information
Sample name: Gangotri National Park

Reference: . Bhardwaj. 2011. High-altitude butterfly fauna of Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand: patterns in species, abundance composition and similarity. ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife and Protected Areas 14(1):38-48 [ER 1149]
Geography
Country: India
State: Uttarakhand

Coordinate: 31° 5' N, 79° 5' E
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "in Uttarkashi District... The elevation ranges from 1, 800 to 7, 083 m amsl" but sampling was from 2600 to 5200 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "1. Himalayan moist temperate forest 2. Himalayan dry temperate forest 3. Sub-alpine forest 4. Moist alpine scrub 5. Dry alpine scrub" (most individuals were sighted in forests)
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sites: 29
Sampling methods: line transect, sweep nets, visual
Sample size: 1639
Sampling comments: "A total of 29 random forest trails/transects were established to sample butterflies during April-November 2008, across three seasons (spring, summer and autumn)... All transects lengths were 500 m, and transects were traversed on foot within 45 min. We recorded all butterflies seen during each transect walk in an imaginary 5 5 5 (m3) box around the observer... Butterflies that could not be readily identified visually were either photographed or captured using a hand-held sweep net and were released after identification"
Metadata
Sample: 1675
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-07-04 10:18:46
Modified: 2015-07-04 10:18:46
Abundance distribution
34 species
6 singletons
total count 1639
Fisher's α: 6.069
geometric series k: 0.8522
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9309
Shannon's H: 2.8927
Good's u: 0.9963
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