Houston
Basic information
Sample name: Houston

Reference: R. J. Higgins and B. S. Lindgren. 2015. Seral changes in ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in the sub-boreal forests of British Columbia. Insect Conservation and Diversity 8(4):337-347 [ER 1296]
Geography
Country: Canada
State: British Columbia

Coordinate: 52° 24' N, 126° 40' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "within a 100-km radius of Houston, BC"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate coniferous forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: -10.5
MAP: 450.0
Habitat comments: "sub-boreal spruce biogeoclimatic zone and moist-cold subzone, variant 2 (SBSmc2)... These stands were lodgepole pine-leading"
MAT and MAP (range 400 to 500) based on Geertsema et al. (2008, in Locat et al.)
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 17
Sampling methods: line transect, pitfall traps
Sample size: 685
Years: 2003 - 2005
Days: 14
Seasons: summer
Nets or traps: 340
Net or trap nights: 4760
Sampling comments: "all sampling" occurred "between late June and mid-August. Non-harvested plots and 810 year post-harvest plots were sampled in 2003, 1315 and 2325 year post-harvest plots in 2004, and 23 year post-harvest plots in 2005"; there were "three replicate sites" in three plots and four in two (the non-harvested and 8-10 year sites) and sampling was with "Nordlander pitfall traps... Four 80 m long transects were randomly positioned within each site... Pitfall traps were positioned every 20 m" (i.e., 17 sites x 4 transects x 5 traps = 340 traps) and were sampled on two occasions for two weeks at a time
Metadata
Sample: 1785
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-10-04 16:21:07
Modified: 2015-10-04 16:21:07
Abundance distribution
15 species
2 singletons
total count 685
Fisher's α: 2.709
geometric series k: 0.6978
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8565
Shannon's H: 2.0974
Good's u: 0.9971
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