Shikma Biosphere Zone (spring)
Basic information
Sample name: Shikma Biosphere Zone (spring)

Reference: H. Shamoon, S. Cain, U. Shanas, A. Bar-Massada, Y. Malihi, and I. Shapira. 2018. Spatio-temporal activity patterns of mammals in an agro-ecological mosaic with seasonal recreation activities. European Journal of Wildlife Research 64(35):1-10 [ER 3037]
Country: Israel

Coordinate: 34.568909° N, 31.488331° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "The area comprises the western and middle parts of the Shikma River drain- age basin"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Altered habitat: cropland
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "in the western Mediterranean desert ecotone... a mosaic of agricultural fields (mainly seasonal crops), nature reserves (3000 ha), patches of natural steppe habitats, and planted tree stands (mostly of alien species), spotted with rural settlements"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 78
Years: 2017
Days: 13
Seasons: spring
Nets or traps: 60
Net or trap nights: 780
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Sampling comments: "We used infrared (IR) trap cameras (HCO Scout Guard SG550-8MHD, during winter (December 2015–January 2016), summer (June–July 2016), and spring (March–April 2017). The cameras were located in 10 natural patches nested in agricultural fields... Distance between sites was 1–4 km... We mounted six cameras at each site by six separate animal trails. Cameras were set with 50 to 150 m intervals between them depending on the terrain. Cameras were mounted on pegs 30–50 cm above ground level... We collected data from each camera location during 13 consecutive days; overall, we mounted 60 cameras per season, resulting in 2340 sampled days throughout the study period... An individual detection event was defined by a 1-min filter"
the spring data were collected in March and April 2017
I have omitted counts of "Canis spp."
Sample: 3285
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-16 14:55:11
Modified: 2019-03-16 14:58:31
Abundance distribution
7 species
1 singleton
total count 78
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.863
geometric series k: 0.5848
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7612
Shannon's H: 1.6044
Good's u: 0.9872
Canis aureus169.9 kg carnivore-frugivore
Felis catus6
Gazella gazella25
Hyaena hyaena132 kg carnivore
Hystrix indica22
Meles meles411 kg invertivore-herbivore
Sus scrofa454 kg herbivore