Bobiri Forest Reserve (2005, 2006)
Basic information
Sample name: Bobiri Forest Reserve (2005, 2006)

Reference: J. L. Bossart and J. B. Antwi. 2016. Limited erosion of genetic and species diversity from small forest patches: Sacred forest groves in an Afrotropical biodiversity hotspot have high conservation value for butterflies. Biological Conservation 198:122-134 [ER 2272]
Geography
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 6° 42' N, 1° 15' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "centered around Kumasi"
altitude is based on Chiti et al. (2016)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Protection: forest reserve
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 26.0
MAP: 1475.0
Habitat comments: a 5000 ha reserve of "moist semi-deciduous forest... completely surrounded by farm bush savanna"
climate data are for the Bobiri forest reserve and is based on Chiti et al. (2016)
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, other traps
Sample size: 1273
Years: 2005, 2006
Nets or traps: 16
Net or trap nights: 224
Trap spacing: 0.080
Sampling comments: "The fruit-feeding butterfly community... was sampled using typical fruit-bait traps. Traps were hung in the understory 810 cm above the ground. Three to four traps were installed at 80 m intervals along each of two to four 'straight line' transects"... Individual transects were located in discrete areas of the forest at least 300 m distant... Trap sampling was initiated July 2005 and continued through May 2006. In general, samples were collected from each site on a 3-week rotational basis. Each sampling bout consisted of two sampling days. Traps were baited with mashed, fermenting banana, and butterflies collected the following day ~24 h later. Traps were then re-baited and left for an additional 24 h, after which trapped butterflies were again retrieved
Metadata
Sample: 2371
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-12-01 20:41:32
Modified: 2016-12-13 10:56:09
Abundance distribution
65 species
16 singletons
total count 1273
Fisher's α: 14.485
geometric series k: 0.9181
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9257
Shannon's H: 3.1545
Good's u: 0.9874
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