Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (distant sites)
Basic information
Sample name: Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (distant sites)
Sample aka: Budhipadaga

Reference: U. Shankar, K. S. Murali, R. Uma Shaanker, K. N. Ganeshaiah, and K. S. Bawa. 1998. Extraction of non-timber forest products in the forests of Biligiri Rangan Hills, India. 4. Impact on floristic diversity and population structure in a thorn scrub forest. Economic Botany 52(3):302-315 [ER 2509]
Geography
Country: India
State: Karnataka

Coordinate: 12° 0' N, 77° 8' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in the southern range of the scrub forest adjoining a human settlement (Budhipadaga)" and specifically "4- 6 km from the settlement"
sites are "from 700 to 1200 m"
coordinate based on Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Protection: wildlife protected area
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: selective logging
MAT: 25.3
MAP: 748.0
Habitat comments: "scrub forests... most trees in the forest are in some way economically important" as "non-timber forest products" such as fuelwood and poles used in construction
climate data are for the sanctuary
Methods
Life forms: trees
Sampling methods: belt transect
Sample size: 208
Years: 1992, 1993
Minimum size: 10.0cm dbh
Basal area: total is 4.3858
Sampling comments: "four transects were sampled from a 2 ha area in the form of four 500 m long and 10 m wide linear transects... Each transect was a continuum of five plots" (apparently meaning contiguous plots)
extraordinarily low basal area figure appears to be correctly computed
Metadata
Sample: 2801
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-11-22 10:23:14
Modified: 2017-11-22 10:23:14
Abundance distribution
29 species
10 singletons
total count 208
Fisher's α: 9.161
geometric series k: 0.8808
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9116
Shannon's H: 2.7711
Good's u: 0.9521
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