Atewa Range Forest Reserve (non-disturbed forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Atewa Range Forest Reserve (non-disturbed forest)

Reference: P. Addo-Fordjour, B. A. Osei, and E. A. Kpontsu. 2015. Butterfly community assemblages in relation to human disturbance in a tropical upland forest in Ghana, and implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 3(6):1-18 [ER 2263]
Geography
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 6° 10' N, 0° 36' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: forest reserve
Substrate: branches or trunks
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 1578.0
Habitat comments: "The non-disturbed forest which has been protected from human activities, remains free from disturbance"
climate data are for the Birim Basin, which includes the site, and are from Asomaning (1993, J Afr Earth Sci)
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: quadrat, butterfly nets, baited, other traps
Sample size: 758
Years: 2011
Sampling comments: "The current study was conducted... from January to June 2011... the quadrat sampling method was employed... Butterflies were therefore, sampled within the 50 m × 50 m plots used for the vegetation sampling. Modified IKEAŽ fruit baited traps (Aduse-Poku 2006) were used to trap butterflies in the forest types. In each plot, two traps, stocked with bait were hanged on trees at the canopy and under-storey layers (DeVries et al. 1997). The understorey layer traps were suspended at about 2 m from the forest floor and the canopy traps were about 39-42 m from the forest floor. The bait was made by mixing over-ripped banana mashed with fermented palm wine... Additional sampling was done with a swoop net"
Metadata
Sample: 2353
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-29 15:44:54
Modified: 2016-12-13 11:37:57
Abundance distribution
64 species
6 singletons
total count 758
Fisher's α: 16.672
geometric series k: 0.9401
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9700
Shannon's H: 3.7588
Good's u: 0.9921
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