Ruaha National Park (dry season, random placement)
Basic information
Sample name: Ruaha National Park (dry season, random placement)

Reference: J. J. Cusack, A. J. Dickman, J. M. Rowcliffe, C. Carbone, D. W. Macdonald, and T. Coulson. 2015. Random versus game trail-based camera trap placement strategy for monitoring terrestrial mammal communities. PLOS ONE 10(e0126373):1-14 [ER 1751]
Geography
Country: Tanzania

Coordinate: 7° 38' 30" S, 34° 54' 30" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "Our study focuses on an area of approximately 100 km2 situated close to the Park headquarters "
elevation 801 to 956 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 21.0
MAP: 500.0
Habitat comments: "semi-arid to arid, with rainfall peaks occurring from December to January and March to April... The vegetation cover is a mosaic of typical East African semi-arid savannah and northerly Zambesian miombo woodland"
MAP stated in text; MAT is for Mfyome (north of Iringa) and is from Lund and Treue (2008, World Development)
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals
Site area: 10800.000
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 2782
Years: 2013, 2015
Nets or traps: 54
Net or trap nights: 2820
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Sampling comments: "The study area was first divided into 2-km2 grid cells... Fifty-four adjacent cells were then selected" and cameras were placed on natural game trails... Both cameras within a sampling pair were of the same model" (Reconyx HC500); camera pairs were separated by up to 50 m, with "random" and "trail-based" cameras yielding separate counts; "Sampling periods consisted of 8 successive weeks in both the dry (19th September 201318th November 2013) and wet season (21st December 201321st February 2014)"
Metadata
Sample: 1953
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-20 13:41:49
Modified: 2016-12-15 20:29:40
Abundance distribution
38 species
6 singletons
total count 2782
Fisher's α: 6.225
geometric series k: 0.8261
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7874
Shannon's H: 2.2352
Good's u: 0.9978
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