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

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: 251
Years: 2016
Days: 13
Seasons: summer
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 July and August 2016
I have omitted counts of "Canis spp."
Sample: 3286
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-16 14:57:16
Modified: 2019-03-16 15:00:17
Abundance distribution
10 species
0 singletons
total count 251
standardised richness: 10.0
Fisher's α: 2.083
geometric series k: 0.7536
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8498
Shannon's H: 2.0273
Good's u: 1.0000
Canis aureus3310.0 kg carnivore-frugivore
Canis lupus1344 kg carnivore
Felis catus33
Felis chaus4 carnivore
Gazella gazella51
Herpestes ichneumon172.9 kg carnivore-insectivore
Hyaena hyaena432 kg carnivore
Hystrix indica39
Meles meles5111 kg invertivore-herbivore
Sus scrofa654 kg herbivore