Kakachi (unlogged site)
Basic information
Sample name: Kakachi (unlogged site)
Sample aka: Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Reference: M. S. Devy and P. Davidar. 2001. Response of wet forest butterflies to selective logging in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve: Implications for conservation. Current Science 80(3):400-405 [ER 3259]
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu

Coordinate: 8° 40' N, 77° 30' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Protection: nature reserve
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: Kakachi "receives an annual rainfall of over 3500 mm from both the south-west and north-east monsoons" and the vegetation is "mid-elevation tropical wet evergreen forest"
Life forms: butterflies
Sites: 5
Site length: 2500.000
Site width: 10.000
Sampling methods: line transect, visual
Sample size: 807
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: "An area of 30 km was sampled by laying transects of 500mx10m along existing forest trails and walking them at fortnightly intervals for a period of one year. Five transects in unlogged and another five transects in the adjacent logged sites were laid... all the species encountered within 5 m on either side were recorded. About one hour was spent in each of these transects... many individuals were collected and released... A total of 110 transects were walked in each habitat type over a period of 12 months"
Sample: 3601
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-04-25 09:56:02
Modified: 2020-04-25 09:56:02
Abundance distribution
31 species
2 singletons
total count 807
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 6.398
geometric series k: 0.8407
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8967
Shannon's H: 2.6340
Good's u: 0.9975