Wanang Conservation Area (plot A)
Basic information
Sample name: Wanang Conservation Area (plot A)

Reference: P. Vlasanek, L. Sam, and V. Novotny. 2013. Dispersal of butterflies in a New Guinea rainforest: using mark-recapture methods in a large, homogeneous habitat. Ecological Entomology 38(6):560-569 [ER 2916]
Country: Papua New Guinea
State: Madang

Coordinate: -5.23° S, 145.08° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Protection: other protected area
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "primary tropical rainforest"
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: quadrat, butterfly nets
Sample size: 2296
Years: 2009
Days: 39
Sampling comments: one plot somewhere between 3.15 and 3.99 ha in size
"Two teams of three people (rarely four or two people) each worked in the field daily from 09.00 to 16.00 hours... except when it was raining, from 25 April to 26 June 2009. Each team surveyed... two plots every day" out of the four plots in the study, and there were "232 person-days" over the two pairs of two plots, so there were 116 person-days and about 39 days for this plot
collectors "tried to record and capture all the butterflies found there. They were marked... then released" and it is not clear what kind of nets were used, but I assume butterfly nets
Sample: 3124
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-12-23 13:36:12
Modified: 2018-12-23 13:36:26
Abundance distribution
61 species
18 singletons
total count 2296
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 11.507
geometric series k: 0.8857
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5872
Shannon's H: 1.8098
Good's u: 0.9922