[Leps-l] moth sampling
topher.hamm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 10:06:11 EST 2015
The caveat is that it is the standard curve seen on most temperate studies. In the tropics you need ~10 years of consistent sampling to see the curve level off. Not to mention that the canopy and understory communities are almost completely different.
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On January 20, 2015 at 08:38:43, metzlere at msu.edu (metzlere at msu.edu) wrote:
It is my impression that Tony's data look like a lot of data sets I've seen, e.g. a series of 6 papers published by Teraguchi and Lublin, 1999. in Kirtlandia, Vol 51, pages 3 thru 86. The data were based on almost 10 years of monthly light trapping of moths at 6 sites in NE Ohio. I was involved in the project as a pro bono consultant helping them with identifications. I think I've seen a term for the kind of curve Tony suggests, and if I remember correctly, it is a standard curve seen in most long term studies.
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