Ankasa Conservation Area (unlogged forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Ankasa Conservation Area (unlogged forest)

Reference: A. L. V. Davis and T. K. Philips. 2005. Effect of deforestation on a southwest Ghana dung beetle assemblage (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) at the periphery of Ankasa Conservation Area. Environmental Entomology 34(5):1081-1088 [ER 342]
Geography
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 5° 17' N, 2° 35' W
Geography comments: coordinate extrapolated from that of the "Elubo gate" given in text; this is about 20 km due west of the center of the reserve
elevation 6.8 to 109.5 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 27.9
CMT: 24.6
MAP: 1446.0
Habitat comments: "Eastern Upper Guinean rainforest"
climate data based on station 65585 (Adiake)
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 4
Sampling methods: no design, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 1051
Days: 2
Nets or traps: 12
Net or trap nights: 24
Sampling comments: three pig dung-baited pitfall traps per site "placed at least 10 m apart"; "traps were baited in the morning on two 24-h trapping occasions"
Metadata
Sample: 665
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-30 21:13:21
Modified: 2015-10-01 20:46:32
Abundance distribution
25 species
5 singletons
total count 1051
Fisher's α: 4.599
geometric series k: 0.7863
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8532
Shannon's H: 2.3423
Good's u: 0.9952
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