Lamto reserve (cocoa plantations)
Basic information
Sample name: Lamto reserve (cocoa 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: plantation
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: hunting, selective logging
MAT: 28.6
MAP: 1053.0
Habitat comments: general environment is "forest-savannah transitional zone... The cocoa plantations investigated were about 20 years old. The floor cover was mainly composed of dead cocoa tree leaves"
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 3
Sampling methods: line transect, sieves, Winkler apparatus, pitfall traps, hand capture
Sample size: 366
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: 2347
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-27 11:47:52
Modified: 2016-10-27 11:47:52
Abundance distribution
45 species
13 singletons
total count 366
Fisher's α: 13.484
geometric series k: 0.9141
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9338
Shannon's H: 3.1076
Good's u: 0.9646
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