Las Joyas Scientific Station (disturbed area)
Basic information
Sample name: Las Joyas Scientific Station (disturbed area)
Sample aka: Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve

Reference: L. B. Vázquez, R. A. Medellín, and G. N. Cameron. 2000. Population and community ecology of small rodents in montane forest of western Mexico. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(1):77-85 [ER 1319]
Country: Mexico
State: Jalisco

Coordinate: 19° 31' 30" N, 104° 8' 0" W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: the RBSM is "located in southwestern Jalisco and northeastern Colima" and the station "is located in the west-central part of RBSM", likely putting it in Jalisco
coordinate based on Sierra de Manantlán
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: clearcut
Protection: biosphere reserve
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 15.0
MAP: 1500.0
Habitat comments: "Five main forest habitats occur at ECLJ: pine forest, pine–oak forest, cloud forest, oak forest, and gallery forest, in addition to disturbed areas... We studied mature cloud forest and disturbed cloud forest"
"pronounced seasonal variation results in 3 predictable seasons; dry-hot season (March–June), rainy season (July–October), and dry-cold season (November–February; Cuevas 1994)... Disturbed areas were agricultural fields placed in patches of cleared cloud forest and abandoned 15–20 years ago... Vegetation was <5 m in height and was composed mainly of grasses and herbs"
average daily min/max 12/18
Life forms: rodents
Sites: 1
Sampling methods: quadrat, Sherman traps
Sample size: 449
Years: 1994, 1995
Days: 63
Nets or traps: 100
Net or trap nights: 6300
Sampling comments: there were two grids and "One hundred Sherman live traps (23 by 7.5 by 9 cm) were set in each site along 10 by 10 stations with 10-m spacing... Traps were operated for 3 days each month from April 1994 through May 1995, for 12, 600 trap nights in disturbed areas and 15, 642 trap nights in cloud forest"
Sample: 1799
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-10-30 20:29:27
Modified: 2015-10-30 20:29:27
Abundance distribution
6 species
0 singletons
total count 449
standardised richness: 6.0
Fisher's α: 0.979
geometric series k: 0.5099
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3860
Shannon's H: 0.8763
Good's u: 1.0000