New York City medians
Basic information
Sample name: New York City medians

Reference: M. Pecrevic, J. Danoff-Burg, and R. R. Dunn. 2010. Biodiversity on Broadway - enigmatic diversity of the societies of ants (Formicidae) on the streets of New York City. PLoS ONE 5(10):1-8 [ER 469]
Geography
Country: United States
State: New York

Coordinate: 40° 46' 5" N, 73° 58' 55" W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Columbus Circle
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: urban
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 25.5
CMT: 1.5
MAP: 1087.0
Habitat comments: climate based on station 72503 (Laguardia Airport)
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 44
Sampling methods: no design, baited, pitfall traps, hand capture
Sample size: 6609
Years: 2006
Days: 4
Nets or traps: 220
Net or trap nights: 880
Sampling comments: five unbaited pitfall traps were placed inside each of 44 medians on Broadway, Park Avenue, and the West Side Highway and "were emptied after four days"; in addition, "free-roaming ants were also hand sampled using an aspirator for three minutes on each of three locations inside each median"
Metadata
Sample: 830
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-04-18 19:04:40
Modified: 2015-10-03 20:14:55
Abundance distribution
13 species
0 singletons
total count 6609
Fisher's α: 1.556
geometric series k: 0.5554
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6313
Shannon's H: 1.2492
Good's u: 1.0000
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