Davies Creek (dung beetles, early dry season)
Basic information
Sample name: Davies Creek (dung beetles, early dry season)

Reference: K. Vernes, L. C. Pope, C. J. Hill, and F. Bärlocher. 2005. Seasonality, dung specificity and competition in dung beetle assemblages in the Australian Wet Tropics, north-eastern Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21:1-8 [ER 3042]
Country: Australia
State: Queensland

Coordinate: 17° 1' S, 145° 35' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the Lamb Range"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 1300.0
Habitat comments: "The study area was located in wet sclerophyll forest... The climate of the area is tropical, with a distinct wet season from January to April. Annual rainfall is probably about 1200-1400 mm, based on the nearby weather stations"
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sampling methods: quadrat, hand capture
Sample size: 171
Years: 1995 - 1997
Seasons: dry
Nets or traps: 144
Net or trap nights: 1116
Trap spacing: 0.050
Sampling comments: "Mammals were trapped in collapsible platform cat traps... Nine trapping grids were used; the primary site as an 8 x 6-trap grid (48 traps in total)... where eight traps were spaced at 50-m intervals along each line, with the six traps spaced at 100-m intervals. Eight smaller 'satellite' grids, each consisting of 12 traps (three lines of four traps) were distributed evenly" and with the same spacing
"Trapping was undertaken as a series of ten field trips between February 1995 and January 1997. During each trapping period, each site was typically trapped for 3-5 consecutive nights. Traps were baited late each afternoon with a mixture of rolled oats, peanut butter, honey and vanilla essence rolled into small (30 mm diameter) balls... All dung beneath the trap was collected for dietary analyses... and all dung beetles associated with the dung were collected and immediately preserved"
this sample was collected between November and January
Sample: 3295
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-24 18:46:12
Modified: 2019-03-24 19:40:51
Abundance distribution
8 species
5 singletons
total count 171
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.740
geometric series k: 0.4888
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.2190
Shannon's H: 0.5222
Good's u: 0.9708