Groote Eylandt
Basic information
Sample name: Groote Eylandt

Reference: R. L. Diete, P. D. Meek, K. M. Dixon, C. R. Dickman, and L. K.-P. Leung. 2016. Best bait for your buck: bait preference for camera trapping north Australian mammals. Australian Journal of Zoology 63(6):376-382 [ER 3006]
Country: Australia
State: Northern Territory

Coordinate: -13.98° S, 136.49° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "an ~250-ha area from the northern side of a creek crossing known as Top Crossing (13.9838S, 136.4825E) to the Cave Paintings Recreation Area (13.9708S, 136.5022E)"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "woodland dominated by Eucalyptus tetrodonta as well as a variety of other habitats including heaths and dune complexes in coastal areas. The island receives 95% of its annual rainfall between November and April"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, other large mammals, other small mammals, birds, lizards
Sampling methods: no design, baited, automatic cameras
Sample size: 534
Years: 2013
Days: 16
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 20
Net or trap nights: 320
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 0.050
Sampling comments: "The study took place in November and December 2013 within an area of woodland containing a known population" of Notomys aquilo and "Four commercially available baits were chosen for comparison... We chose a vertical, overhead orientation" of the cameras and "Twenty camera traps with LED white-flash illumination were used. Due to limited availability, we used a combination of Reconyx PC850 HyperFire (n = 12) and Reconyx HC550 HyperFire (n=8) models... The camera traps were mounted on a star picket, 1.5m from the ground... The 20 camera traps were arranged in four transects 5001500m apart in sites where N. aquilo activity had been recorded. Camera traps were assigned to stations set 50 m apart along each transect... All camera traps were fully functional during the study, resulting in 320 camera trap-nights"
Sample: 3235
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-02 21:18:20
Modified: 2019-03-02 21:18:20
Abundance distribution
15 species
3 singletons
total count 534
Fisher's α: 2.867
geometric series k: 0.6711
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6743
Shannon's H: 1.4680
Good's u: 0.9944