Basic information
Sample name: Alyangula

Reference: J. Heiniger, S. F. Cameron, and G. Gillespie. 2018. Evaluation of risks for two native mammal species from feral cat baiting in monsoonal tropical northern Australia. Wildlife Research 45(6):518-527 [ER 3009]
Country: Australia
State: Northern Territory

Coordinate: 13° 50' S, 136° 25' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in an area of sandstone outcrop near the township of Alyangula" on the island of Groote Eylandt
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 1300.0
Habitat comments: "laterite plains and sandstone plateaux, with eucalypt woodland being the dominant vegetation. It has a tropical monsoonal climate with a strongly seasonal rainfall averaging 1300 mm per annum, falling mostly 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: 450
Years: 2016
Days: 8
Seasons: dry
Nets or traps: 60
Net or trap nights: 480
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 0.170
Sampling comments: "Field work was undertaken in the late dry season (August–October)... The first baiting trial was initiated at dusk on the 4 September 2016... During this trial, 60 non-toxic cat baits were deployed by hand 170 m apart... A second trial commenced on 9 September 2016... with 60 baits hand-deployed at the same locations... At each bait station, a Reconyx (Holmen, Wisconsin, USA) white-flash motion-sensor camera was deployed facing the bait... Each camera was deployed with a near-horizontal field of view 35 cm from ground level... Cameras were deployed horizontally"
first trial was five days and the second was three days
Sample: 3238
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-03 16:59:51
Modified: 2019-03-03 16:59:51
Abundance distribution
14 species
3 singletons
total count 450
Fisher's α: 2.741
geometric series k: 0.6788
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7343
Shannon's H: 1.5783
Good's u: 0.9934