Salt Pond Mountain
Basic information
Sample name: Salt Pond Mountain
Sample aka: Mountain Lake Biological Station

Reference: M. J. Kelly and E. L. Holub. 2008. Camera trapping of carnivores: trap success among camera types and across species, and habitat selection by species, on Salt Pond Mountain, Giles County, Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 15(2):249-262 [ER 1724]
Country: United States
State: Virginia

Coordinate: 37.376° N, -80.522° W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "around Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) on Salt Pond Mountain... primarily within the Jefferson National Forest"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Protection: national/state forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 8.0
WMT: 19.0
CMT: -3.0
MAP: 1301.0
Habitat comments: "deciduous hardwood forest with stands of Pinus strobus L. (white pine), and Tsuga canadensis L. (Carr.) (eastern hemlock)"
climate data are for the Mountain Lake Biological Station and are from Corbin et al. (2003, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution)
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 344
Years: 2005
Days: 72
Nets or traps: 15
Net or trap nights: 891
Camera type: both
Cameras paired: yes
Trap spacing: 1.250
Sampling comments: "15 camera stations, of which one was later moved... Trap sites were systematically spaced 1 to 1.5 km apart across the study site... We used both active and passive infrared-triggered cameras... We used the widely available film camera systems: the Trail-Master active (TM1550) system, and the passive systems DeerCam200 and CamTrakker; and one passive digital system, Reconyx (Recreational)... A total of nine TrailMasters, 15 DeerCams, two CamTrakkers and two Reconyx were dispersed among the trap sites... At 13 locations we placed two different camera systems on opposite sides of the trail to capture target animals from both sides of their body... Cameras operated from August 11 to October 22, 2005, for a 72-day trapping period"
Sample: 1921
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-13 20:31:56
Modified: 2018-06-30 20:59:40
Abundance distribution
13 species
3 singletons
total count 344
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.672
geometric series k: 0.6458
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6559
Shannon's H: 1.5701
Good's u: 0.9913
Odocoileus virginianus19075 kg herbivore
Sciurus carolinensis55519 g frugivore
Procyon lotor255.5 kg carnivore-granivore
Ursus americanus17115 kg browser-insectivore
Lynx rufus139.0 kg carnivore
Tamias striatus13113 g frugivore-insectivore
Meleagris gallopavo107.8 kg omnivore
Canis latrans912 kg carnivore-insectivore
Urocyon cinereoargenteus54.1 kg frugivore-carnivore
Didelphis virginiana42.2 kg insectivore-carnivore
Sylvilagus floridanus11.1 kg herbivore
Bonasa umbellus1566 g omnivore
Accipiter striatus19.7 g carnivore