Ferret Valley (shrubbery)
Basic information
Sample name: Ferret Valley (shrubbery)

Reference: M. Negro, C. Palestrini, M. T. Giraudo, and A. Rolando. 2011. The effect of local environmental heterogeneity on species diversity of alpine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). European Journal of Entomology 108:91-98 [ER 337]
Country: Italy

Coordinate: 45° 51' N, 7° 1' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the Italian side of the Monte Bianco massif, at the head of the Aosta valley"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: montane grassland
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
WMT: 15.8
CMT: 1.3
MAP: 957.0
Habitat comments: "scrub (alpine rose, Rhododendron ferrugineum L. and bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus L.)... grazed by cattle"
Life forms: scarab beetles
Site length: 60.000
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 1491
Years: 2007
Days: 133
Nets or traps: 3
Net or trap nights: 399
Sampling comments: "There were three [cattle dung-baited] traps spaced 30 m apart at each site. Traps were set at the beginning of June 2007 and emptied every week until the end of October 2007" and there were "nineteen sampling periods" (meaning 19 weeks of sampling)
Sample: 657
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-30 10:38:17
Modified: 2015-10-01 20:30:30
Abundance distribution
17 species
1 singleton
total count 1491
standardised richness: 8.8
Fisher's α: 2.690
geometric series k: 0.6771
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7977
Shannon's H: 1.9268
Good's u: 0.9993