Makerere University Biological Field Station (dung beetles)
Basic information
Sample name: Makerere University Biological Field Station (dung beetles)
Sample aka: Kibale National Park

Reference: A. Chao, R. Simon-Freeman, and G. Grether. 2013. Patterns of niche partitioning and alternative reproductive strategies in an East African dung beetle assemblage. Journal of Insect Behavior 26:525-539 [ER 3045]
Country: Uganda

Coordinate: 0° 27' 0" N, 30° 25' 30" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "within Kibale National Park... 013' to 041' N and 019' to 3032' E" (sic)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 1670.0
Habitat comments: "a medium-altitude moist forest that is a mosaic of tall evergreens, swamp, thickets and grasslands... two rainy seasons, in March to May and September to November"
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sampling methods: no design, hand capture
Sample size: 567
Years: 2009
Days: 18
Seasons: dry
Sampling comments: "This study was conducted from the 6th to the 23rd of February, 2009, which coincides with the end of the dry season... Roughly 60 ml of human faeces... was placed in the center of a circular clearing (approximate radius 30 cm)" and beetles were collected by excavating near the "dung pads"
Sample: 3302
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-24 20:25:55
Modified: 2019-03-24 20:25:55
Abundance distribution
11 species
0 singletons
total count 567
standardised richness: 11.0
Fisher's α: 1.935
geometric series k: 0.6529
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7919
Shannon's H: 1.8579
Good's u: 1.0000