Basic information
Sample name: Uppungala

Reference: P. Basu. 1997. Seasonal and spatial patterns in ground foraging ants in a rain forest in the Western Ghats, India. Biotropica 29(4):489-500 [ER 1158]
Country: India
State: Karnataka

Coordinate: 12° 32' 35" N, 75° 40' 22" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "near the boundary between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Districts"
altitude 350 to 400 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 3250.0
Habitat comments: "a primary low elevation evergreen forest of Dipterocarpus-Kingiodendron-Humboldtia type" with "4 to 5 dry months with an average annual rainfall between 3000 to 3500 mm"
MAT is for the Dakshina Kannada District and is from Dhanorkar et al. (2010)
Life forms: ants
Sites: 10
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 25559
Years: 1990, 1991
Days: 24
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 250
Net or trap nights: 6000
Sampling comments: "10 plots, each 10 m x 10 m... Six plots were located under canopy forest and four in tree fall gaps... Sampling was conducted in both dry and wet seasons. All plots were sampled once a month in each sampling season... Twenty-five traps were placed uniformly (with approximately 1.5 m gap between two traps) in each of the 100 square meter plots... Traps were collected after 24 hr"
sampling was apparently throughout the entirety of 1990 and 1991
Sample: 1684
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-07-05 15:59:08
Modified: 2015-10-04 14:53:15
Abundance distribution
31 species
0 singletons
total count 25559
Fisher's α: 3.483
geometric series k: 0.7623
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7907
Shannon's H: 2.0452
Good's u: 1.0000