Kakachi (logged site)
Basic information
Sample name: Kakachi (logged 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]
Geography
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
Disturbance: selective logging
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"
"About 5 km2 in Kakachi was selectively logged for establishment of cardamom plantation but the crops were not raised due to failure in the nearby sites"
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sites: 5
Site length: 2500.000
Site width: 10.000
Sampling methods: line transect, visual
Sample size: 1144
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"
Metadata
Sample: 3602
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-04-25 10:01:07
Modified: 2020-04-25 10:01:07
Abundance distribution
58 species
11 singletons
total count 1144
standardised richness: 29.3
Fisher's α: 12.899
geometric series k: 0.9154
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9262
Shannon's H: 3.0430
Good's u: 0.9904
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