Provost
Basic information
Sample name: Provost

Reference: J. M. Hardman and S. Smoliak. 1982. The relative impact of various grasshopper species on Stipa-Agropyron mixed prairie and fescue prairie in southern Alberta. Journal of Range Management 35(2):171-176 [ER 2165]
Geography
Country: Canada
State: Alberta

Coordinate: 52° 21' N, 110° 16' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "290 km northeast of Calgary" (coordinate based on Provost)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate savanna
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "Stipa-Agropyron prairie"
Methods
Life forms: orthopterans
Sampling methods: no design, sweep nets
Sample size: 934
Years: 1971, 1972
Seasons: summer
Sampling comments: "Grasshoppers were sampled annually in late August... The samples were obtained by making 50-1, 000 semi-circular sweeps with a 34-cm diam. net at the rate of one sweep per step"
text states there are 934 individuals, fully consistent with there having been 400 sweeps in total over two field seasons
Metadata
Sample: 2171
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-08-04 09:49:58
Modified: 2016-08-04 09:56:39
Abundance distribution
11 species
1 singleton
total count 934
Fisher's α: 1.751
geometric series k: 0.5317
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5735
Shannon's H: 1.1786
Good's u: 0.9989
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