Sao Luiz do Paraitinga (Plot 3)
Basic information
Sample name: Sao Luiz do Paraitinga (Plot 3)

Reference: D. B. Ribeiro, R. Batista, P. I. Prado, K. S. Brown, and A. V. L. Freitas. 2012. The importance of small scales to the fruit-feeding butterfly assemblages in a fragmented landscape. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:811-827 [ER 119]
Country: Brazil
State: Sao Paulo

Coordinate: -23.1° S, -45.2° W
Geography comments: Field work was carried out near the scarps of the Serra do Mar mountain range (p. 813)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: fragment
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 20.2
WMT: 28.6
CMT: 9.5
MAP: 1340.0
Habitat comments: "The original vegetation of this area was dense humid forest. Over the past two centuries, forest fragmentation has drastically changed the landscape of the region. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, human activity in this landscape replaced native rain forest with ranching areas and small crop fields. Around 1760, massive coffee plantations were planted in this region, and deforestation rates increased. Defor- estation then accelerated with the decline of coffee plantations and the increase of dairy farming in the 1930s. Currently, most of the original vegetation is gone, and the remaining forest persists as small fragments surrounded by a matrix of crop fields, Eucalyptus plantations, ranching areas and abandoned pastures" (P. 813)
Life forms: butterflies
Site length: 30.000
Sampling methods: line transect, butterfly nets
Sample size: 573
Years: 2004-2005
Sample: 277
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: Albert Garcia Selles
Created: 2013-04-09 14:23:07
Modified: 2015-02-23 13:32:01
Abundance distribution
40 species
9 singletons
total count 573
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 9.788
geometric series k: 0.8787
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8793
Shannon's H: 2.6773
Good's u: 0.9843