Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve (12 year intact)
Basic information
Sample name: Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve (12 year intact)

Reference: M. Patrick, D. Fowler, R. R. Dunn, and N. J. Sanders. 2012. Effects of treefall gap disturbances on ant assemblages in a tropical montane cloud forest. Biotropica 44(4):472-478 [ER 2124]
Country: Costa Rica

Coordinate: 10° 12' N, 84° 42' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the crest of the Cordillera de Tilarán... on the SE side of the summit of Cerro de la Centinelas"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: leaf litter
MAP: 2450.0
Habitat comments: intact forest
Life forms: ants
Sampling methods: quadrat, Winkler apparatus
Sample size: 118
Years: 2007
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: "We sampled... during the wet season, from 1 June 2007 to 31 July 2007... In the center of each... plot, we established a 4 x 4 grid of 16 locations 2 m apart... We sampled leaf litter ants using mini-Winkler extractors... we collected leaf litter from four randomly placed 1-m2 quadrats within the central 4 x 4 grid described above"
Sample: 2106
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-06-17 11:28:23
Modified: 2016-06-18 13:07:25
Abundance distribution
9 species
3 singletons
total count 118
standardised richness: 4.8
Fisher's α: 2.266
geometric series k: 0.6286
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7471
Shannon's H: 1.5731
Good's u: 0.9746