Michelin Ecologic Preservation Area (pristine forest, pitfall traps)
Basic information
Sample name: Michelin Ecologic Preservation Area (pristine forest, pitfall traps)

Reference: J. J. Resende, G. M. M. Santos, I. C. do Nascimento, J. H. C. Delabie, and E. M. da Silva. 2011. Communities of ants (Hymenoptera - Formicidae) in different Atlantic Rain Forest phytophysionomies. Sociobiology 58(3):779-799 [ER 2120]
Geography
Country: Brazil
State: Bahia

Coordinate: 13° 50' S, 39° 10' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "at Ituberá"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 26.2
MAP: 2000.0
Habitat comments: "The regional climate is type As according the Koppen’s classification: tropical, rainy and hot, rains concentrated in fall and summer, and average temperature 20ºC and above. The regional landscape is primarily formed by agroforestry systems (rubber tree - forest or rubber tree-cocoa-forest) and by fragments of the Atlantic Forest" and the samples were taken from "three well-preserved forest fragments" (these are each > 100 ha based on Flesher and Laufer 2013, Trop. Conserv. Sci.)
climate data are for the reserve and are from Camurugi et al. (2010, Biota Neotrop.), who say that "temperature ranged from 21.7 to 30.8 °C" without elaboration
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 3
Sampling methods: line transect, pitfall traps
Sample size: 262
Years: 2007, 2008
Days: 1
Nets or traps: 80
Net or trap nights: 80
Trap spacing: 0.020
Sampling comments: "Four sample-collection trips were undertaken in the region every three months, from December 2007 through September 2008... 20 pitfall traps were installed in each area during each one of the four collection trips, for a total of 240 pitfall traps. These traps were placed in a 400m long transect at 20m intervals, and remained in the field for 24 hours" (count applies to three different sampling areas, so the total for this one is 80)
Metadata
Sample: 2095
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-06-15 20:06:59
Modified: 2016-06-15 20:06:59
Abundance distribution
51 species
9 singletons
total count 262
Fisher's α: 18.895
geometric series k: 0.9336
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9542
Shannon's H: 3.4585
Good's u: 0.9661
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