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CSPs: Spiders (Araneae) of pitfall traps in the CSPs 2009
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Abstract:
Pitfall traps (four traps per plot, located at the corners of the central 10 x 10 m subplot) were used to assess the activity abundance and species richness of selected macrofauna taxa in relation to the plots' woody plant diversity. Enables to test to what extent woody plant diversity affects the abundance, species composition and diversity of, e.g. predators (which might profit from higher structural diversity or better resource availability in more plant diverse plots) or decomposers (which might profit from more diverse resources in more plant diverse plots). Traps consisted of plastic cups (diameter 8.5 cm, depth 15 cm, capacity 550 ml) sunk into the ground and filled with 150 ml of preserving solution (40% ethanol, 30% water, 20% glycerol, 10% acetic acid, with a few drops of detergent to reduce surface tension) for continuous trapping. Sampling was conducted in 2009 for five months (30 March–2 September) and covered the main growing season. The traps were emptied and refilled at 14 day intervals. Taxa were sorted in the lab and specimen were identified to species or morphospecies level (within families or genera).
Design:
Four pitfall traps, located at the corners of the central 10 x 10 m subplot, were installed in each of the 27 CSPs in 2009. Traps consisted of plastic cups (diameter 8.5 cm, depth 15 cm, capacity 550 ml) sunk into the ground and filled with 150 ml of preserving solution (40% ethanol, 30% water, 20% glycerol, 10% acetic acid, with a few drops of detergent to reduce surface tension) for continuous trapping. Sampling was conducted in 2009 for five months (30 March–2 September) and covered the main growing season. The traps were emptied and refilled at 14 day intervals. Taxa were sorted in the lab and specimen were identified to species or morphospecies level (within families or genera).
Spatial extent:
Comparative Study Plots, Gutianshan 29°08'-29°17'N 118°02'-118°11'E
Temporal extent:
Growing season 2009
Taxonomic extent:
Epigeic spiders
Measurement cirumstances:
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Data analysis:
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Name:
CSP
Definition:
Number of the Comparative Study Plot; Datagroup description: BEF research plot name; Datagroup description: Reasearch plots of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem functioning experiment (BEF-China). Comparative Study Plots (CSP) in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, having a size of 30x30m^2, measured on the ground.
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
BEF research plot name
Keywords:
location
Values:
CSP01
CSP04
CSP02
CSP03
CSP05
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
Trap
Definition:
Location of the pitfall trap
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Trap location within the Comparative Study Sites.
Keywords:
CSP, location
Values:
CSP01_NW
CSP02_NE
CSP01_SW
CSP01_SE
CSP01_NE
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
Species
Definition:
Spider species name
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Spider species
Keywords:
species, taxon
Values:
Agelenidae_7
Agelenidae_6
Agelenidae_11
Anahita_fauna
Agelenidae_12
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
Family
Definition:
Spider family name
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Spider family
Keywords:
family, taxon
Values:
Atypidae
Corinnidae
Araneidae
Agelenidae
Clubionidae
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
Individuals
Definition:
Number of individuals caught
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
1
10
13
11
12
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