Hog Island
Basic information
Sample name: Hog Island

Reference: J. F. Barimo and D. R. Young. 2002. Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) - plant-environmental interactions in relation to zonation on an Atlantic Coast barrier island. Environmental Entomology 31(6):1158-1167 [ER 2176]
Country: United States
State: Virginia

Coordinate: 37° 40' N, 75° 40' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the northern end of Hog Island... 15 km offshore"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate savanna
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "strand, incipient foredune, wet swale or dune slack, established foredune, and thicketed swale"
Life forms: orthopterans
Sampling methods: line transect, sweep nets
Sample size: 480
Years: 1997
Days: 9
Seasons: winter, summer, autumn
Sampling comments: "Six parallel transects at 25-m intervals were established... Transects were 180 m long with sampling points at 10-m intervals, were nor- mal to the shoreline, originated at the mean high tide line, and ended at the edge of the thicket... At each sample point, 10 standardized sweeps with an insect net (40 cm diam) covered a 2.25-m2 area... Transects were sampled at 2-wk intervals from mid-July through October, and again in mid-December 1997" (works out to about 9 sampling events)
Sample: 2198
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-08-05 15:21:21
Modified: 2016-08-05 15:21:21
Abundance distribution
5 species
0 singletons
total count 480
Fisher's α: 0.778
geometric series k: 0.5081
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6728
Shannon's H: 1.2768
Good's u: 1.0000