Lüchun County
Basic information
Sample name: Lüchun County

Reference: Z. Lu, B. D. Hoffmann, and Y. Chen. 2016. Can reforested and plantation habitats effectively conserve SW China's ant biodiversity?. Biodiversity and Conservation 25:753-770 [ER 2123]
Country: China
State: Yunnan

Coordinate: 22° 59' N, 102° 23' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: disturbed forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture, selective logging
MAT: 19.3
MAP: 1514.0
Habitat comments: "evergreen broad-leaved forests" that have "a history of high human usage including logging and lac-scale farming which typically involves cutting the shrub layer and planting corn between trees"
Life forms: ants
Sampling methods: line transect, sweep nets, pitfall traps
Sample size: 388
Years: 2006
Days: 5
Nets or traps: 40
Net or trap nights: 200
Sampling comments: four plots; "Sampling was conducted during sunny and warm weather... in June 2006... We established one 90 m transect in each plot to sample both epigeic and arboreal ants. Epigeic ants were sampled using 10 pitfall traps spaced 10 m apart along the transect... Traps were operated for 5 days... Arboreal ants were sampled by sweep netting and foliage shaking. Ten sweep net samples were collected along each transect"
Sample: 2102
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-06-16 15:18:57
Modified: 2016-06-17 10:47:26
Abundance distribution
20 species
3 singletons
total count 388
Fisher's α: 4.469
geometric series k: 0.7498
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5959
Shannon's H: 1.5353
Good's u: 0.9923