Vernon Hills (cheatgrass-dominated)
Basic information
Sample name: Vernon Hills (cheatgrass-dominated)

Reference: S. M. Ostoja, E. W. Schupp, and K. Sivy. 2009. Ant assemblages in intact big sagebrush and converted cheatgrass-dominated habitats in Tooele County, Utah. Western North American Naturalist 69(2):223-234 [ER 517]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Utah

Coordinate: 40° 5' 19" N, 112° 21' 24" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: invasive plants
WMT: 25.5
CMT: -0.6
MAP: 361.0
Habitat comments: "the potential plant community consists of about 45% perennial grasses, 15% forbs, and 40% shrubs"
climate based on station 725720 (Salt Lake City International Airport)
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 3
Site area: 3.000
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 30696
Years: 2004
Nets or traps: 75
Net or trap nights: 150
Sampling comments: three "1.5-ha study plots" each including "25 pitfall traps placed in a 5 x 5 grid with 20-m spacing between traps" that were left out for 48 hours
Metadata
Sample: 886
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-04-30 16:30:11
Modified: 2014-04-30 17:05:41
Abundance distribution
15 species
0 singletons
total count 30696
Fisher's α: 1.512
geometric series k: 0.5296
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6802
Shannon's H: 1.3862
Good's u: 1.0000
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