Belete–Gera National Forest Priority Area (coffee forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Belete–Gera National Forest Priority Area (coffee forest)

Reference: J. E. J. Mertens, W.-J. Emsens, M. Jocqué, L. Geeraert, and M. De Beenhouwer. 2018. From natural forest to coffee agroforest: implications for communities of large mammals in the Ethiopian highlands. Oryx 54(5):715-722 [ER 3312]
Country: Ethiopia

Coordinate: 7° 37' 30" N, 36° 14' 30" E
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "a forest fragment in the Jimma zone, Oromia National Regional State... The forest covers > 1, 500 km2, at 1, 400-3, 0000 m altitude"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Protection: national/state forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: hunting
MAT: 18.4
MAP: 1780.0
Habitat comments: "an Afromontane evergreen climax forest... Mean annual temperature and rainfall at 2, 000 m altitude are 18.4ºC and 1, 780 mm, respectively... People from various ethnic groups inhabit the region, and they extract coffee, honey, spices, bushmeat, wood and medicines from the forest... In the natural forest, coffee harvesting occurs on a limited scale... The coffee forest patches, in contrast, are characterized by higher levels of anthropogenic disturbance, caused by slashing of undergrowth and active planting and replanting of coffee seedlings"
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 629
Years: 2014, 2015
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 8
Net or trap nights: 794
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 0.300
Sampling comments: "Sixteen wildlife cameras... 10 Bushnell Trophy Cam 2011... and six Bushnell Trophy Cam XLT 2011... were deployed... for 6 months during the Ethiopian wet season (August 2014-January 2015)... Cameras were... spaced at least 300 m apart... Eight cameras were placed in coffee forest and eight in natural forest, simultaneously"
there were 19, 059 camera-trap hours = 794 trap days in coffee forest and 22, 272 camera-trap hours = 928 trap days in natural forest
Sample: 3687
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-10-21 19:09:29
Modified: 2020-10-21 19:09:29
Abundance distribution
15 species
1 singleton
total count 629
standardised richness: 11.1
Fisher's α: 2.761
geometric series k: 0.6607
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6885
Shannon's H: 1.6888
Good's u: 0.9984