Vernon Hills (sagebrush)
Basic information
Sample name: Vernon Hills (sagebrush)

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
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: 3157
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: 887
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-04-30 17:05:58
Modified: 2014-04-30 17:05:58
Abundance distribution
14 species
0 singletons
total count 3157
Fisher's α: 1.886
geometric series k: 0.6144
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6286
Shannon's H: 1.3740
Good's u: 1.0000
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