Chebera Churchura National Park (agricultural field)
Basic information
Sample name: Chebera Churchura National Park (agricultural field)

Reference: D. Datiko and A. Bekele. 2014. Habitat association and distribution of rodents and insectivores in Chebera Churchura National Park, Ethiopia. Tropical Ecology 55(2):221-229 [ER 1688]
Country: Ethiopia

Coordinate: 7° 2' N, 36° 42' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: coordinate is the midpoint of ranges stated in the text
altitude 550 to 1700 m (range too large for a midpoint to be meaningful)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Altered habitat: cropland
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "The people practice traditional agricultural system and cultivate cereals, coffee and root crops around the Park... The mean annual rainfall in the study area varies from 1000 to 3500 mm, and is unimodal between April and August"
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 2
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 226
Years: 2010, 2011
Days: 8
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 98
Net or trap nights: 784
Sampling comments: "two different girds [sic]... were used in a randomly selected site. All of the girds were surveyed twice during the dry and wet seasons. A permanent 4900 m2 (70 m x 70 m) live trapping grid was established... Within each grid, 7 rows by 7 columns of live trapping lines were established during both seasons. A total of 49 Sherman live traps were set per grid at 10 m intervals between points during both seasons. The traps were baited with peanut butter and crushed maize"
Sample: 1878
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-02 17:26:52
Modified: 2020-05-29 20:18:26
Abundance distribution
12 species
2 singletons
total count 226
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.704
geometric series k: 0.6663
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7976
Shannon's H: 1.9421
Good's u: 0.9912