Watawala Plantation Limited of Nakiyadeniya (palm oil estate)
Basic information
Sample name: Watawala Plantation Limited of Nakiyadeniya (palm oil estate)
Sample aka: Yakkalamulla

Reference: S. N. Gamage, A. Gunawardena, D. K. Weerakoon, and W. K. D. D. Liyanage. 2008. A comparative study of the leaf litter herpetofauna and physical parameters in different agro-ecosystems (tea, rubber and oil palm) and natural rain forest in the south-western wet-zone of Sri Lanka. Journal of Environmental Research And Development 2(3):285-294 [ER 223]
Geography
Country: Sri Lanka

Coordinate: 6° 6' N, 80° 20' E
Geography comments: coordinate based on Yakkalamulla
elevation 30 - 100 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 28.8
CMT: 26.6
MAP: 2510.0
Habitat comments: MAP stated in text; CMT and WMT based on station 43497 (Ambalantota)
Methods
Life forms: lizards, snakes, caecilians, frogs
Sites: 18
Site area: 0.115
Sampling methods: hand capture
Sample size: 37
Years: 2003
Sampling comments: 18 8 x 8 m quadrats
all specimens were released
Metadata
Sample: 462
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-18 11:21:21
Modified: 2014-04-26 20:17:45
Abundance distribution
9 species
1 singleton
total count 37
Fisher's α: 3.786
geometric series k: 0.7410
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8311
Shannon's H: 1.9870
Good's u: 0.9757
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