Boni Forest
Basic information
Sample name: Boni Forest

Reference: S. O. Arum, C. W. Weldon, B. Orindi, T. Landmann, D. P. Tchouassi, H. D. Affognon, and R. Sang. 2015. Distribution and diversity of the vectors of Rift Valley fever along the livestock movement routes in the northeastern and coastal regions of Kenya. Parasites & Vectors 8(294):1-9 [ER 2300]
Country: Kenya

Coordinate: 1° 34' S, 41° 19' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: no details given (coordinate based on Boni National Reserve)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
Habitat comments: "This study was conducted along nomadic livestock movement routes (LMR) established by the tracking of a sentinel herd" and the site is "within the forest ecological zone (Zone V), which is comprised of expansive indigenous woodland, with trees typically being the broad-leaved Combretum, alternating with patches of grassy fields"
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sites: 1
Sampling methods: no design, baited, light traps
Sample size: 3775
Years: 2012 - 2014
Days: 18
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 10
Net or trap nights: 180
Sampling comments: "Mosquito surveys were conducted using CO2-baited CDC light traps... during the long rains (April June) and short rains (November December)... between November 2012 and August 2014... sampling was conducted three times during the short rains in November and long rainy season between April and May, leading to three replicates for each site per season and a total of six replicates... During each trapping period, ten traps were set at 1800 h and retrieved at 0600 h the following day for three consecutive sampling days at each site"
Sample: 2423
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-12-28 10:56:12
Modified: 2020-05-29 20:34:47
Abundance distribution
12 species
0 singletons
total count 3775
standardised richness: 12.0
Fisher's α: 1.537
geometric series k: 0.5576
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7833
Shannon's H: 1.7343
Good's u: 1.0000