Yanchiwan National Nature Reserve
Basic information
Sample name: Yanchiwan National Nature Reserve

Reference: C. Zhang, J. Wang, J. S. Alexander, Z. Dou, L. Wu, W. Dong, . Dabuxilite, J. Yang, and K. Shi. 2018. Biodiversity assessment of mammal and bird species from camera trap data in Yanchiwan National Nature Reserve, Gansu Province, China. Journal of Resources and Ecology 9(5):566-574 [ER 3008]
Country: China
State: Gansu

Coordinate: 38° 51' 30" N, 96° 16' 0" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "to the west of the Qilian Mountain range"
elevation 3184 to 4207 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Protection: nature reserve
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
MAT: -0.8
WMT: 11.7
CMT: -14.4
MAP: 203.0
Habitat comments: there is "a marked dry winter season from October to March... The habitat primarily consists of grassland... and shrub... vegetation in a rugged rocky terrain. There are no human settlements within the area but some livestock herding is permitted"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 3010
Years: 2015, 2016
Seasons: winter, spring, summer, autumn
Nets or traps: 57
Net or trap nights: 10171
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 1.000
Sampling comments: "Camera-trapping was carried out from 5th November 2015 to 8th June 2016... The entire study area was divided into 4 km 4 km grid cells to ensure even camera coverage... In each grid, two to three stations (with one camera trap per station) were placed along trails with animal signs. A total of 62 camera stations (LTL ACORN-5210 & 6210) were set up across the 400 km2 area. Cameras were placed with a minimum spacing of one km in order to increase independence of detection, with exceptions of 11 cameras... The infrared sensor was set to 50 cm above ground... To avoid pseudo replication, we considered consecutive images as independent images when the same species was photographed more than once during a period of less than 30 minutes... 57 camera traps were collected with a total sampling effort of 10171 camera workdays, 5 camera traps were lost or destroyed"
Sample: 3237
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-03 16:15:39
Modified: 2019-03-03 16:15:39
Abundance distribution
37 species
9 singletons
total count 3010
Fisher's α: 5.939
geometric series k: 0.8215
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8089
Shannon's H: 2.2830
Good's u: 0.9970