San Juan–La Selva Biological Corridor
Basic information
Sample name: San Juan–La Selva Biological Corridor

Reference: M. V. Cove, R. M. Spínola, V. L. Jackson, J. C. Sáenz, and O. Chassot. 2013. Integrating occupancy modeling and camera-trap data to estimate medium and large mammal detection and richness in a Central American biological corridor. Tropical Conservation Science 6(6):781-795 [ER 1778]
Geography
Country: Costa Rica

Coordinate: 10° 27' N, 84° 17' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "This 2, 425 km2 corridor links the Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve of southeastern Nicaragua to the Braulio Carrillo National Park of central Costa Rica"
coordinate based on the proposed Maquenque National Park
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: fragment
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture, grazing
MAT: 26.0
MAP: 4260.0
Habitat comments: "forested patches of primary and secondary forest located on private land within or adjacent to four different matrix land uses: eco-lodge forest reserves, tree plantations/general reforestation, cattle ranches, or pineapple/agricultural plantations"
climate data are for La Selva Biological Station and are based on sample 397
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals
Sampling methods: no design, baited, automatic cameras
Sample size: 223
Years: 2009, 2010
Nets or traps: 64
Net or trap nights: 2286
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 0.250
Sampling comments: "we selected 16 sites with four sites in each of the four dominant land-use categories, based on accessibility (<5km from access point), landowner permission, and forest size (>75 ha)" and surveyed 14 sites from "July-August 2009 and June-August 2010" and two "from October to November 2009... we placed multiple cameras at each of the 16 sites. Each site consisted of a central camera station and three additional camera stations surrounding the central station spaced at >250 m apart, for a total of four cameras in the 2009 surveys. Cameras were arranged in a grid of six spaced >250 m apart in the 2010 surveys... Each camera station consisted of a remotely triggered [Scout Guard SG550] passive-infrared camera... we also used hanging compact discs or small portions of carpet sprayed with cologne at a subset of cameras at each site to increase felid detections"
Metadata
Sample: 1983
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-28 13:41:35
Modified: 2016-12-17 09:54:33
Abundance distribution
17 species
5 singletons
total count 223
Fisher's α: 4.280
geometric series k: 0.7905
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8781
Shannon's H: 2.2972
Good's u: 0.9776
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