Upper Susitna River Basin
Basic information
Sample name: Upper Susitna River Basin

Reference: S. W. Buskirk and S. O. MacDonald. 1984. Seasonal food habits of marten in south-central Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology 62:944-950 [ER 1605]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Alaska

Coordinate: 61° 16' N, 150° 35' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Susitna River
elevation 450 to 900 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: boreal forest/taiga
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 15.0
CMT: -11.8
MAP: 422.0
Habitat comments: "primarily forests and woodlands dominated by black spruce (Picea mariana) and white spruce (P. glauca)" with some stands of "broadleaf tree species" and "wet meadows"
climate data are for climate station 70273 (Anchorage airport)
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: baited, pitfall traps, snap traps
Sample size: 950
Days: 8
Net or trap nights: 3960
Sampling comments: sampling was during "26 August - 2 September 1980" and trap night total is apparently exactly 1/3 of the overall three-sampling period total stated in the text; "Each trapline was a straight transect of 20 trap stations spaced at 15.2-m intervals. We set two 'Museum Special' snap traps and one metal cone pitfall trap within a 1-m radius of each trap station centerpoint for three consecutive nights... Snap traps were baited with a mixture of peanut butter, rolled oats, and ground walnuts or sunflower seeds"; number of traplines is unclear
Metadata
Sample: 1824
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-12-13 10:01:10
Modified: 2015-12-13 10:01:10
Abundance distribution
7 species
0 singletons
total count 950
Fisher's α: 1.024
geometric series k: 0.4901
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7059
Shannon's H: 1.4051
Good's u: 1.0000
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