Akole Tahsil
Basic information
Sample name: Akole Tahsil

Reference: V. Athreya, M. Odden, J. D. C. Linnell, J. Krishnaswamy, and U. Karanth. 2013. Big cats in our backyards: persistence of large carnivores in a human dominated landscape in India. PLOS ONE 8(e57872):1-8 [ER 3001]
Country: India
State: Maharashtra

Coordinate: 19.52° N, 74.01° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "in Akole Tahsil located in the Ahmednagar district (19.576959 N 73.937123 E to 19.460715 N 74.089954 E) of western Maharashtra... The intensive study area covered a 179 km2 area"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: cropland
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "a densely populated, irrigated valley... Approximately 80% of the human population is rural with farming of sugar cane, millets, and vegetables being the major source of livelihood. Rainfall varies from 1000 to 2000 mm per year... with a human population density of 177 km-2"
Life forms: carnivores, primates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 1184
Years: 2008
Days: 30
Nets or traps: 40
Net or trap nights: 1110
Camera type: analog
Cameras paired: yes
Trap spacing: 1.500
Sampling comments: "Forty camera trap locations were selected... Most trap sites were on human trails. The duration of the camera trap survey was fixed at 30 days between November 2008 and December 2008... The sampling was carried out in two trapping sessions of 15 days each covering two blocks, each with 20 trap locations... Of the 40 trap locations, three became non-operational due to theft of cameras... an average trap spacing of about 1.5 km was maintained... Each camera trap had two camera units facing each other 5 m apart, fixed at locations judged to be optimal leopard travel routes. Deercam DC 300 passive detection camera traps protected by metal shells were used and set at a height of 40 45 cm above the ground" and these were film cameras
Sample: 3230
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-02-28 19:51:16
Modified: 2019-02-28 19:51:16
Abundance distribution
13 species
3 singletons
total count 1184
Fisher's α: 2.043
geometric series k: 0.5711
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4845
Shannon's H: 1.0966
Good's u: 0.9975