Mata Seca State Park (end rainy season, pasture)
Basic information
Sample name: Mata Seca State Park (end rainy season, pasture)

Reference: F. C. Ferreira Jr, R. A. Rodrigues, Y. Sato, M. A. Z. Borges, and E. M. Braga. 2016. Searching for putative avian malaria vectors in a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in Brazil. Parasites & Vectors 9(587):1-12 [ER 2312]
Geography
Country: Brazil
State: Minas Gerais

Coordinate: 14° 53' S, 44° 0' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "in the River So Francisco valley"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: pasture
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 23.4
MAP: 871.0
Habitat comments: "tropical with dry summers... 'As' category in Kppens classification... The dry season starts in May with an average rainfall of 6 mm and the four following months typically receive less than 10 mm of rain. The rainy season starts in October and peaks between December and January, with monthly precipitation around 200 mm... The area defined here as 'pasture' was used for extensive cattle grazing and was abandoned in 2008, five years before the beginning of the present study. This vegetation consisted of exotic grass species, herbs and shrubs, and sparse trees"
MAT stated in text
MAP is for the region of Mata Seca State Park and is based on Silva et al. (2012, Arthropod-Plant Interaction)
Methods
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sampling methods: no design, other traps, hand capture
Sample size: 4855
Years: 2013
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: "Sampling was carried out at the end of the rainy season of 2013 (April)... we established three plots within each successional stage, with the same sampling effort for all plots and periods. Distances between plots within the same stage varied from 0.5 to 1.5 km... Mosquitoes were collected using Shannon traps and by active collection. LED lamps were set up inside the Shannon traps, and all attracted insects were captured using automatic aspirators... we used automatic aspirators to collect mosquitoes that were attracted by researchers"
Metadata
Sample: 2452
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-12-31 12:18:50
Modified: 2016-12-31 12:18:50
Abundance distribution
12 species
0 singletons
total count 4855
Fisher's α: 1.483
geometric series k: 0.5531
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4945
Shannon's H: 1.1425
Good's u: 1.0000
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