Foping National Nature Reserve (2014)
Basic information
Sample name: Foping National Nature Reserve (2014)

Reference: J. Wang, B. Zhang, X. Hou, X. Chen, N. Han, and G. Chang. 2017. Effects of mast seeding and rodent abundance on seed predation and dispersal of Quercus aliena (Fagaceae) in Qinling Mountains, Central China. Plant Ecology 218:855-865 [ER 2656]
Country: China
State: Shaanxi

Coordinate: 33° 33' N, 107° 41' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the south slopes of Qinling Mountains"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Protection: nature reserve
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 11.5
MAP: 924.0
Habitat comments: most rain "falls occur between July and September"
"deciduous broad-leaved forest (below 2000 m)... Quercus aliena
is the dominant canopy tree"
Life forms: rodents
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, cage traps
Sample size: 63
Years: 2014
Days: 12
Nets or traps: 600
Net or trap nights: 7200
Sampling comments: "Rodent abundance was investigated in the spring (April and May) and autumn seasons (August and September) of each year. Wire cage traps (27 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm) baited with peanuts and local dry leaves were provided as nesting materials to protect rodents from cold weather and predators. Trapping was conducted in ten plots for three consecutive days. Each plot (200 m x 45 m) was divided into three transect lines, and a total of 20 traps were set 10 m apart along each line in the plot"
total days 4 months x 3 days
total traps 10 plots x 3 transects x 20 traps
Sample: 2877
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-02-01 17:22:09
Modified: 2018-02-01 17:22:09
Abundance distribution
3 species
1 singleton
total count 63
Fisher's α: 0.656
geometric series k: 0.1429
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3418
Shannon's H: 0.5869
Good's u: 0.9841