Prince Edward Island National Park
Basic information
Sample name: Prince Edward Island National Park

Reference: M. Silva. 2001. Abundance, diversity, and community structure of small mammals in forest fragments in Prince Edward Island National Park, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:2063-2071 [ER 1662]
Geography
Country: Canada
State: Prince Edward Island

Coordinate: 46° 27' N, 63° 14' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: coordinate is the midpoint of ranges stated in the text
maximum elevation 146 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: fragment
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 5.3
WMT: 18.5
CMT: -8.0
MAP: 1173.0
Habitat comments: "The impacts of tourism in the Park are enormous... The original vegetation... was the Acadian forest, which was characterized by the presence of such species as sugar maple (Acer saccharum), red maple (Acer rubrum), and trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)... typical Acadian forests have disappeared... The study area consisted of various forest fragments" no larger than 5.64 ha
climate data are based on Vigneault et al. (OttawaGeo2007) and are for Charlottetown
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 1
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, pitfall traps, Sherman traps
Sample size: 207
Years: 1998
Days: 12
Seasons: spring, summer, autumn
Net or trap nights: 2415
Sampling comments: "This study was carried out from May to October 1998... a trapping grid representing approximately 910% of the area covered by the whole fragment was established... Sherman trap stations (one trap per station) were placed at 10-m intervals and baited with sunflower seeds. Also, pitfall traps made of plastic bottles (≈15 cm in diameter) were placed in holes about 50 cm deep within trapping grids... Each forest fragment was trapped for 3 consecutive days. During the study period, there were four trapping sessions"
1935 Sherman trap nights and 480 pitfall trap nights
Metadata
Sample: 1854
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-12-24 09:30:01
Modified: 2015-12-24 09:30:01
Abundance distribution
9 species
0 singletons
total count 207
Fisher's α: 1.919
geometric series k: 0.6172
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6952
Shannon's H: 1.5291
Good's u: 1.0000
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