Ross River Reservoir (1990)
Basic information
Sample name: Ross River Reservoir (1990)

Reference: B. H. Kay, M. N. Hearnden, N. M. M. Oliveira, L. N. Sellner, and R. A. Hall. 1996. Alphavirus infection in mosquitoes at the Ross River reservoir, north Queensland, 1990-1993. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 12(3):421-428 [ER 2315]
Country: Australia
State: Queensland

Coordinate: 19° 26' S, 146° 45' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "The Ross River dam" is "on the western boundary of the twin cities of Townsville-Thuringowa" and most sites were on the northern and northeastern sides of the reservoir
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Altered habitat: inhabited area
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 24.4
WMT: 27.6
CMT: 19.9
MAP: 1129.0
Habitat comments: the reservoir is bordered by agricultural fields to the northwest and possibly undisturbed open woodland to the northeast
climate data are for Townsville and are from Spencely (1982, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography)
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sampling methods: no design, baited
Sample size: 5139
Sampling comments: "Between May and September 1990, supplementary human bait collections were carried out for 1 h after sunset at Ross River reservoir localities (32 collections) and at the Town Common (2 collections)" (the latter is in Townsville)
Sample: 2458
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-12-31 16:08:20
Modified: 2020-01-14 18:46:36
Abundance distribution
19 species
3 singletons
total count 5139
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.489
geometric series k: 0.6489
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7365
Shannon's H: 1.7695
Good's u: 0.9994