Southern Atherton Tableland
Basic information
Sample name: Southern Atherton Tableland

Reference: W. F. Laurance. 1992. Abundance estimates of small mammals in Australian tropical rainforest: a comparison of four trapping methods. Wildlife Research 19:651-655 [ER 1678]
Country: Australia
State: Queensland

Coordinate: 17° 31' S, 145° 37' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "the southern Atherton Tableland" (coordinate based on Millaa Millaa)
elevation 600 to 900 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: fragment
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 18.8
MAP: 2800.0
Habitat comments: "Rainforests in this area are mostly complex notophyll vine-forest... having a complex structure, many epiphytes and lianas, and continuous canopy" and there is "a pronounced wet season from January to April"
MAP stated in text; MAT is for Millaa Millaa Falls and is from Greenwood (2005, Palaios)
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 52
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, cage traps, Elliott traps
Sample size: 3183
Years: 1986, 1987
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Net or trap nights: 15750
Sampling comments: "52 small (30 x 30 m) trapping grids in 10 forest fragments (1.4-590 ha in area), and five 'control sites' in continuous forest... trapping grids were arrayed along a single gradsect line (Gillison 1984), which is a transect situated along a maximum elevational gradient... Mammal populations were censused 6-7 times at each grid over a 14-month period (July 1986- August 1987), with each census consisting of five consecutive nights of trapping... Terrestrial trapping (15 750 trap-nights) involved 12 Elliott box-traps (10 x 11x 30 cm) and six wire-mesh cage-traps (20 x 22 x 48 cm), baited with rolled oats and vanilla essence and placed on the ground in a cross-shaped configuration within each grid. Nineteen grids were initially censused in the early dry season (July-August 1986), then all 52 grids were censused three times each, during the late dry season (August-December 1986), the wet season (January-April 1987), and the following dry season (May-August 1987"
Sample: 1863
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-12-29 16:48:41
Modified: 2015-12-29 16:48:41
Abundance distribution
16 species
5 singletons
total count 3183
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.198
geometric series k: 0.6278
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7413
Shannon's H: 1.4756
Good's u: 0.9984