Lamto reserve (food crop plantations)
Basic information
Sample name: Lamto reserve (food crop plantations)

Reference: M. Kone, S. Konate, K. Yeo, P. K. Kouassi, and K. E. Linsenmair. 2010. Diversity and abundance of terrestrial ants along a gradient of land use intensification in a transitional forest-savannah zone of Côte d'Ivoire. Journal of Applied Biosciences 29:1809-1827 [ER 504]
Geography
Country: Ivory Coast

Coordinate: 6° 13' N, 5° 2' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: cropland
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: hunting, selective logging
MAT: 28.6
MAP: 1053.0
Habitat comments: general environment is "forest-savannah transitional zone"; sites are in "mixtures of different plants e.g. yam, taro, plantain banana, cassava, maize and eggplant. Farmers used machetes to remove ground vegetation and some small trees. Other trees were felled using a chainsaw"
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 3
Sampling methods: line transect, sieves, Winkler apparatus, pitfall traps, hand capture
Sample size: 444
Years: 2005
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 30
Sampling comments: 3 sites each with a 200 m transect including 15 soil samples spaced 12 m apart, with a combination of pitfall traps, extraction using a mini-Winkler apparatus, hand sampling of sieved soil samples, and general hand sampling
"The study was carried out... during the long rainy season (April to October 2005)"
Metadata
Sample: 2346
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-27 11:41:05
Modified: 2016-10-27 11:41:05
Abundance distribution
61 species
14 singletons
total count 444
Fisher's α: 19.147
geometric series k: 0.9449
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9623
Shannon's H: 3.5771
Good's u: 0.9686
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