Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Insects

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Survey insects to establish site specific data on species abundance and diversity, and to establish permanent monitoring sites for long term trend information. Document insect biodiversity with respect to elevation and habitat. Document taxonomic diversity and abundance of selected insect groups, especially Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Coleoptera.

People

  • John Grehan: Principal Investigator

  • Bruce L. Parker: Principal Investigator

  • James Boone: Content Provider

Keywords

  • insects, species diversity, surveys,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Insects
  • Start Date: 1991-05-01
  • End Date: 1995-11-01
  • Description: Insect species list from Mount Mansfield with collection date and trap type; includes Hymenoptera, Coleoptera and Diptera

  • Purpose: To establish site specific data on species abundance and diversity at different elevations on Mt Mansfield; in particular the composition and abundance of ground and canopy dwelling insect fauna. To monitor seasonal and annual changes in certain insect populations.

  • Condensed Title: Z0012_Insects

  • Object Name: VMC.12.2

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Grehan J., and B. Parker.1995. Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-light-traps

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-light-traps/dataset/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-insects

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: fld_order
    • Label: Order Name
    • Description: Order Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_superFam
    • Label: Superfamily Name
    • Description: Superfamily Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_fam
    • Label: Family Name
    • Description: Family Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_commonFam
    • Label: Common Family Name
    • Description: Common Family Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_subFam
    • Label: Subfamily Name
    • Description: Subfamily Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_commonSubFam
    • Label: Common Subfamily Name
    • Description: Common Subfamily Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_tribe
    • Label: Tribe Name
    • Description: Tribe Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_subTribe
    • Label: Subtribe Name
    • Description: Subtribe Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_genus
    • Label: Genus Name
    • Description: Genus Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_species
    • Label: Species Name
    • Description: Species Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_commonSpecies
    • Label: Common Species Name
    • Description: Common Species Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_authority
    • Label: Authority Name
    • Description: Authority Name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_authorityDate
    • Label: Authority Date
    • Description: Authority Date
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY
    Attribute Name: fld_location
    • Label: Location
    • Description: Location where the organism was found
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_elev
    • Label: Elevation
    • Description: Elevation where the organism was found
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: fld_cityTown
    • Label: City
    • Description: City where the organism was found
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_cty
    • Label: County
    • Description: County where the organism was found
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_state
    • Label: State
    • Description: State where the organism was found
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_site
    • Label: Site
    • Description: Site where the organism was found
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_dataCollected
    • Label: Date Collected
    • Description: Date the organism was collected
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss
    Attribute Name: fld_collector
    • Label: Collector
    • Description: Name of the Collector
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_determiner
    • Label: Determiner
    • Description: Name of the Determiner
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_determinerDate
    • Label: Determiner Date
    • Description: Date the species was determined
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY
    Attribute Name: fld_verifier
    • Label: Verifier
    • Description: Name of the Verifier
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: fld_verifierDate
    • Label: Verifier Date
    • Description: Date the species was verified
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY
    Attribute Name: fld_notes
    • Label: Notes
    • Description: Notes
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Sample analysis
      • Started: 1991-05-01
      • Method Description: Samples are sorted, identified and stored at the Entomology Research Laboratory.


  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Light trap
      • Started: 1991-05-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: A single light trap is placed in or near the center of four circular (20 m diameter) plots at each elevation.

    • Light trap operation
      • Started: 1991-05-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: Light traps are operated once a week from April/May to October.

    • Sample elevations
      • Started: 1991-05-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: Three elevations are sampled: 400 m (Proctor Maple Research Center), 640 m (Underhill State Park) and 1160 m (summit).

    • Current elevation use
      • Started: 1994-11-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: The 1160 m elevation is discontinued, a 715 m site is added, and the 400 and 640 m sites are continued.

Sampling Equipment

  • UV black light, collection bins
    • Started: 1991-05-01
      Ended: 1995-11-01
    • Sampling Description: UV black-light supported over plastic collectin bin and powered by car battery.

Site Characteristics

  • 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.