Griffith League Ranch
Basic information
Sample name: Griffith League Ranch

Reference: D. J. Brown, T. M. Swannack, J. R. Dixon, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2014. Herpetofaunal survey of the Griffith League Ranch in the Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas. Texas Journal of Science 63(2):101-112 [ER 2114]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Texas

Coordinate: 30° 12' 20" N, 97° 14' 3" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 21.4
MAP: 800.0
Habitat comments: "pine-dominated forest... The forest overstory is dominated by loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), post oak (Quercus stellata), blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica), and eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)"
climate data are for the "Austin ubran area" and are based on Gordon et al. (1985, USGS Open-File Report)
Methods
Life forms: lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders
Sampling methods: drift fences, pitfall traps
Sample size: 4378
Years: 2001 - 2004
Sampling comments: "daily trap data [were] collected from 12 March 2001 to 30 June 2004... three 153 m and two 121 m aluminum drift fences were placed along forest edges, with 19 L buckets placed every 30 m along each fence. One Y-shaped array was placed in a forest opening to capture grassland-associated species. Two Y- shaped arrays were placed in forested habitat... Captured individuals were either individually or cohort marked" and "released near their site of capture" but recaptures are excluded from entered counts
Metadata
Sample: 2068
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-06-14 10:07:13
Modified: 2016-06-14 10:07:13
Abundance distribution
31 species
4 singletons
total count 4378
Fisher's α: 4.506
geometric series k: 0.7830
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7965
Shannon's H: 2.0011
Good's u: 0.9991
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