Groenefontein Nature Reserve (thicket vegetation)
Basic information
Sample name: Groenefontein Nature Reserve (thicket vegetation)

Reference: G. K. H. Mann, M. J. O'Riain, and D. M. Parker. 2015. The road less travelled: assessing variation in mammal detection probabilities with camera traps in a semi-arid biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity and Conservation 24(3):531-545 [ER 1747]
Geography
Country: South Africa

Coordinate: -33.646252° S, 21.650999° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "Our study site was Groenefontein Nature Reserve... and an adjoining, privately-owned property... Both properties form part of the Rooiberg Conservancy"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 17.7
MAP: 244.0
Habitat comments: "We sampled biodiversity with camera traps in three vegetation types: fynbos, subtropical thicket, and riverine vegetation"; the latter forms "dense clumps of bush separated by open areas"
climate data are for Oudtshoorn and are from Schmiedel and Jürgens (2004, Plant Ecology)
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals
Sampling methods: line transect, automatic cameras
Sample size: 232
Years: 2012
Nets or traps: 15
Net or trap nights: 1148
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 0.025
Sampling comments: the reserve is 5200 ha and adjoining property 1100 ha; it is not clear whether the cameras cover the entire area
"three 100 m transects a minimum of 1 km apart... Camera traps were placed at 25 m intervals with the first camera on the road and the remaining four in a perpendicular straight line leading away from the edge of the road... Sampling was done with Cuddeback Capture cameras... All transects were run simultaneously for a period of approximately 90 days during the period from late August to early December 2012... Camera failure was low in fynbos vegetation (two cameras failed, 26 trap nights lost)"
Metadata
Sample: 1949
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-20 10:08:40
Modified: 2016-12-15 17:19:54
Abundance distribution
13 species
2 singletons
total count 232
Fisher's α: 2.975
geometric series k: 0.6899
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7573
Shannon's H: 1.7651
Good's u: 0.9914
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