County Cork and County Tipperary (organic farms)
Basic information
Sample name: County Cork and County Tipperary (organic farms)

Reference: S. A. Hutton and P. S. Giller. 2003. The effects of the intensification of agriculture on northern temperate dung beetle communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:994-1007 [ER 357]
Country: Ireland

Coordinate: 52.3° N, -8.3° W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: four different farms at unstated positions within the two counties
coordinate based on Mitchelstown, which is near the border between the two counties
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: pasture
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 15.2
CMT: 5.5
MAP: 1259.0
Habitat comments: mostly grass pasture with some woodland, fen, crop, and wetland habitats on the same farms
original vegetation completely unclear, but it's Ireland
climate data based on station 39550 (Cork Airport)
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 4
Site length: 80.000
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 21316
Years: 2000
Days: 152
Seasons: spring, summer, autumn
Nets or traps: 20
Net or trap nights: 3040
Sampling comments: in each of the four sites, five cow dung-baited pitfall traps each separated by 5 m along a transect and sampled every ten days an rebaited every 20 for "eight trapping periods" between 6 May and 4 October, apparently meaning that traps were in place continuously
Sample: 685
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-31 21:38:03
Modified: 2015-10-02 20:29:53
Abundance distribution
24 species
3 singletons
total count 21316
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.671
geometric series k: 0.6777
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7913
Shannon's H: 1.9061
Good's u: 0.9999