Monongahela National Forest
Basic information
Sample name: Monongahela National Forest

Reference: C. Wang, J. Strazanac, and L. Butler. 2000. Abundance, diversity, and activity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in oak-dominated mixed Appalachian forests treated with microbial pesticides. Environmental Entomology 29(3):579-586 [ER 533]
Geography
Country: United States
State: West Virginia

Coordinate: 38° 18' 45" N, 79° 56' 15" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: coordinate is the midpoint between two nearby sampling areas
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 9.6
MAP: 1273.0
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 9
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 5957
Years: 1995 - 1997
Days: 315
Nets or traps: 189
Net or trap nights: 19845
Sampling comments: nine plots each with two 3 x 3 arrays of pitfall traps during the first year and two 2 x 3 arrays in the second and third years (arrays were apparently not maintained, so the traps are counted separately); traps were checked 15 times a year and left out for one week at a time (meaning 105 days a year)
Metadata
Sample: 908
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-05-04 14:14:04
Modified: 2014-05-04 14:14:04
Abundance distribution
29 species
3 singletons
total count 5957
Fisher's α: 3.964
geometric series k: 0.7677
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8081
Shannon's H: 1.9971
Good's u: 0.9995
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