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The methods followed in the creation of the dataset, including description of field, laboratory and processing steps, and quality control procedures
Samples are sorted, identified and stored at the Entomology Research Laboratory.
Past Methods (No longer in use)
- Light trap
A single light trap is placed in or near the center of four circular (20 m diameter) plots at each elevation.
- Light trap operation
Light traps are operated once a week from April/May to October.
- Sample elevations
Three elevations are sampled: 400 m (Proctor Maple Research Center), 640 m (Underhill State Park) and 1160 m (summit).
- Current elevation use
The 1160 m elevation is discontinued, a 715 m site is added, and the 400 and 640 m sites are continued.
Detailed documentation of the fields comprising the dataset, including the type of measurement, units where applicable, and any controlled vocabularies or code lists present in the data
Field Name Caption Description Additional Information Date_collected Date_collected
Measurement type: DateTime
Date/Time Format: DD/MM/YYYY
Measurement type: Nominal Site# Site#
Measurement type: Nominal Species# Species#
Measurement type: Nominal Trap# Trap#
Measurement type: Nominal
Equipment and software used to collect data, including how that equipment was used.
Past Sampling Equipment (No longer in use)
UV black light, collection bins
UV black-light supported over plastic collectin bin and powered by car battery.
The spatial extent of the dataset site coverage, and descriptions of the spatial extent and context for the data collection
- Site Description
Browns River watershed at 400 m (Proctor Maple Research Center) in a sugar maple forest, 640 m (Underhill State Park) in a mixed hardwood forest, 1160 m (UVM Natural Area) in a sub-alpine balsam fir forest, and 715 m (Underhill State Park) in a mixed hardwood/softwood forest.