Las Vegas Valley
Basic information
Sample name: Las Vegas Valley

Reference: T. Garland Jr and W. G. Bradley. 1984. Effects of a highway on Mojave Desert rodent populations. American Midland Naturalist 111(1):47-56 [ER 1643]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Nevada

Coordinate: 36° 21' 27" N, 115° 20' 26" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the Las Vegas Valley... R59E, T 18 S, Section 26... The trapping grid overlapped U.S. Highway 95... Elevation averaged 896 m"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 17.9
MAP: 160.0
Habitat comments: "a creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) community"
climate data are from Amundson et al. (1989, Geoderma) and are for a point at 840 m in the Las Vegas Valley
Methods
Life forms: rodents
Site area: 9.000
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 612
Days: 48
Nets or traps: 250
Net or trap nights: 12000
Sampling comments: "A 9-ha, 250-station grid (25x10) was marked with wooden stakes placed at 20-m intervals. Rows were oriented parallel to the highway... Twelve trapping periods were conducted. One Sherman live trap (7.6x7.6x25.4 cm) baited with oats was placed at or within 1 m of each grid stake... Traps were checked the next 4 mornings"
Metadata
Sample: 1848
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-12-20 16:30:12
Modified: 2015-12-20 16:30:12
Abundance distribution
8 species
1 singleton
total count 612
Fisher's α: 1.299
geometric series k: 0.4494
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7190
Shannon's H: 1.5002
Good's u: 0.9984
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