Northeastern Tochigi Prefecture
Basic information
Sample name: Northeastern Tochigi Prefecture

Reference: O. Imura, N. Morimoto, K. Shi, and H. Sasaki. 2014. Landscape diversity of pasture dung beetle communities in the central region of mainland Japan and implications for conservation management. Biodiversity and Conservation 23:597-616 [ER 665]
Country: Japan

Coordinate: 36° 48' N, 139° 56' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: sites are clustered around Yaita (basis of coordinate)
altitude is median for 17 sites
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Altered habitat: pasture
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 12.3
MAP: 1883.0
Habitat comments: 17 "grazing pastures" with two sites in one pasture
MAT and MAP are medians of values for 17 sites
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 18
Site length: 360.000
Sampling methods: baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 47387
Years: 1999 - 2001
Days: 63
Nets or traps: 54
Net or trap nights: 1134
Sampling comments: three "dung baited basket traps" spaced 10 m apart on transects and laid out for one week at each site over three years (= 51 weeks) during three-week seasons
Sample: 971
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-06-25 11:44:05
Modified: 2014-08-22 13:14:26
Abundance distribution
25 species
2 singletons
total count 47387
standardised richness: 9.4
Fisher's α: 2.542
geometric series k: 0.6639
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7827
Shannon's H: 1.9464
Good's u: 1.0000