Naukuchiatal (1987 - 1988)
Basic information
Sample name: Naukuchiatal (1987 - 1988)

Reference: B. R. Kaushal and P. C. Joshi. 1991. Energy dynamics of grasshopper populations in a temperate grassland community in India. Australian Journal of Ecology 16:295-300 [ER 2156]
Country: India
State: Uttarakhand

Coordinate: 29° 20' N, 79° 35' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "at Naukuchiatal"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate savanna
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 1819.0
Habitat comments: "5 ha of grassland completely protected from human activity and grazing by livestock... The can be divided into 3 seasons, rainy (July-October), winter (November-February) and spring (March-June)"
Life forms: orthopterans
Sampling methods: no design, cage traps
Sample size: 196
Years: 1987 - 1988
Seasons: winter, spring, wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 5
Sampling comments: sampling overall was between March 1986 and February 1988, with these data pertaining to March 1987 through February 1988, and "The population density of orthopterans was estimated by the removal-trapping method (Kaushal & Vats 1984), Cages, each with an area of 1 m2, were constructed with an entrance of 80 cm X 40 cm on one side 10 cm above ground level. Wire gauze (5 meshes cm-1) was fixed on all sides except on the ground surface... Five cages were used at each sampling date. Sampling was done every 15 days, except in winter, when it was done monthly'
Sample: 2154
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-07-28 11:10:16
Modified: 2016-07-28 11:11:37
Abundance distribution
10 species
1 singleton
total count 196
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.228
geometric series k: 0.5869
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5809
Shannon's H: 1.3223
Good's u: 0.9949