Gingercake Creek
Basic information
Sample name: Gingercake Creek
Sample aka: Pisgah National Forest

Reference: M. P. Brannon. 2000. Niche relationships of two syntopic species of shrews, Sorex fumeus and S. cinereus, in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of Mammalogy 81(4):1053-1061 [ER 1406]
Geography
Country: United States
State: North Carolina

Coordinate: 35° 22' N, 82° 48' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Pisgah National Forest
"elevations averaged about 787 m (757-818 m)"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 10.3
MAP: 1395.0
Habitat comments: "mixed hardwoods with an understory of Rhododendron and mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia). Stand age is about 55 years old"
climate data are for the Walker Cove Research Natural Area within the Pisgah National Forest and are from Olano and Palmer (2003, Forest Ecology and Management)
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 12
Sampling methods: quadrat, drift fences, pitfall traps
Sample size: 512
Days: 60
Nets or traps: 48
Net or trap nights: 2544
Sampling comments: "Twelve 50- by 50-m plots... In the center of each plot was a drift fence array" in a Y-shape "with one 20-1 pitfall (5-gallon plastic bucket) located at each end and another at the central intersection... Trapping was conducted for 6 consecutive days each month from August to November 1996 and from March to August 1997" (reported trap night total does not square with trap count and number of trapping days overall)
Metadata
Sample: 1802
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-11-07 21:48:38
Modified: 2015-12-02 21:37:30
Abundance distribution
10 species
1 singleton
total count 512
Fisher's α: 1.762
geometric series k: 0.5576
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7569
Shannon's H: 1.6568
Good's u: 0.9981
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