Thirunelly Forests
Basic information
Sample name: Thirunelly Forests

Reference: K. V. Vinod and T. K. Sabu. 2007. Species composition and community structure of dung beetles attracted to dung of gaur and elephant in the moist forests of South Western Ghats. Journal of Insect Science 7(56):1-14 [ER 313]
Geography
Country: India
State: Kerala

Coordinate: 11° 53' N, 76° 1' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "100 km North of Calicut"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 32.0
CMT: 24.0
MAP: 3125.0
Habitat comments: "a transition area between the moist and dry deciduous forests"
precip 3000 to 3250 mm
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 2348
Years: 2003, 2004
Days: 105
Nets or traps: 4
Net or trap nights: 420
Sampling comments: four pitfall traps at the corners of a 100 m2 plot and left open for one week at a time during 15 periods; note that 7 x 15 = 105 days does not square with the stated 70 day period of the entire study
Metadata
Sample: 625
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-28 11:44:04
Modified: 2015-09-28 21:06:48
Abundance distribution
37 species
2 singletons
total count 2348
Fisher's α: 6.236
geometric series k: 0.8447
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9219
Shannon's H: 2.9139
Good's u: 0.9991
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