Ordos Key Research Station
Basic information
Sample name: Ordos Key Research Station

Reference: Z.-G. Zeng, J.-H. Bi, S.-R. Li, S.-Y. Chen, D. A. Pike, Y. Gao, and W.-G. Du. 2014. Effects of habitat alteration on lizard community and food web structure in a desert steppe ecosystem. Biological Conservation 179:86-92 [ER 3290]
Country: China
State: Nei Mongol

Coordinate: 40° 12' 17" N, 111° 7' 43" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "at Ordos Key Research Station for Field Observation of Ecological Environments on Sandy Grasslands... in Jungar Banner"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture
MAT: 6.5
MAP: 340.0
Habitat comments: "The mean annual temperature is 67 C... Annual precipitation ranges from 300 to 380 mm, with most rain falling between July and September... The study area is predominately sandy grassland with low to moderate levels of sparse vegetation... Much of the natural habitat in this region has been altered for agricultural purposes... and to combat desertification" and sites were in "three distinctive habitat types for study (sparse [degraded], natural [intermediate structure], and dense [actively revegetated])"
Life forms: lizards
Sites: 30
Sampling methods: no design, drift fences, pitfall traps
Sample size: 348
Sampling comments: sampling was "at 10 sites in each of these three habitat types... Sites were separated by at least 500 m, and each contained two drift fence arrays with pitfall traps for lizards and two pitfall traps for invertebrates"
Sample: 3655
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-06-05 15:25:49
Modified: 2020-06-05 15:25:49
Abundance distribution
3 species
0 singletons
total count 348
standardised richness: 3.0
Fisher's α: 0.451
geometric series k: 0.6742
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6357
Shannon's H: 1.0511
Good's u: 1.0000