Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (ground)
Basic information
Sample name: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (ground)

Reference: J. T. Longino and N. M. Nadkarni. 1990. A comparison of ground and canopy leaf litter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a neotropical montane forest. Psyche 97:81-93 [ER 502]
Country: Costa Rica

Coordinate: 10° 18' N, 84° 48' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Protection: forest reserve
Substrate: leaf litter
MAT: 18.5
MAP: 2450.0
Habitat comments: MAP stated in text; MAT based on Anchukaitis et al. (2008, JGR)
Life forms: ants
Sampling methods: Winkler apparatus
Sample size: 2931
Years: 1984, 1987
Nets or traps: 24
Sampling comments: collection employed "Winkler litter-sifting and arthropod extraction devices"; there were "twelve paired samples" with one sample "taken from the inner crown regions of a canopy tree and the other from the ground immediately below"
Sample: 869
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-04-22 15:04:26
Modified: 2014-05-04 15:59:02
Abundance distribution
48 species
6 singletons
total count 2931
standardised richness: 19.2
Fisher's α: 8.153
geometric series k: 0.8711
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8827
Shannon's H: 2.5965
Good's u: 0.9980