Basic information
Sample name: Merapoh
Sample aka: Taman Negara National Park

Reference: K. Kawanishi and M. E. Sunquist. 2004. Conservation status of tigers in a primary rainforest of Peninsular Malaysia. Biological Conservation 120(3):329-344 [ER 1693]
Country: Malaysia

Coordinate: 4° 33' N, 102° 30' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: the exact site "is only 8 km from the main road to the park entrance"
coordinate is the midpoint of ranges stated in the text
elevation 90 to 714 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: hunting
MAT: 27.2
MAP: 2500.0
Habitat comments: "rainfall is highest in November–February but there is no distinctive wet or dry seasons... Temperatures also vary little with monthly maximum temperatures of 30–34 °C and monthly minimum temperatures of 22–23 °C... The forest type is broadly classified as a tropical evergreen moist forest, which ranges from lowland humid tropical forest to montane oak (Fagaceae) and ericaceous forests... the Aborigines use blowpipes, poison arrows, smoke, and digging to obtain wild meat"
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals
Focal species: Panthera tigris
Site area: 20000.000
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 1330
Years: 1999, 2000
Nets or traps: 47
Net or trap nights: 4336
Camera type: unclear
Cameras paired: yes
Sampling comments: "TrailMaster active infrared system (Goodson Associates, Inc., Kansas, USA) and CamTrakker passive infrared system (CamTrak South, Inc., GA, USA)" were used; the site was "sampled between April 1999 and May 2000... An area of approximately 200 km2 was sampled... camera systems were placed at strategic locations beside active game trails with an average spacing of one unit every 4 km2"
Sample: 1883
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-05 20:44:34
Modified: 2016-01-12 16:24:09
Abundance distribution
30 species
8 singletons
total count 1330
Fisher's α: 5.454
geometric series k: 0.8199
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8857
Shannon's H: 2.4964
Good's u: 0.9940