Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Site Information 1991-1995

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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

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Site Information 1991-1995
  • Start Date: 1991-05-01
  • End Date: 1995-12-31
  • Description: Describes locations of insect survey traps

  • Purpose: Identify sites and site characteristics for insect survey

  • Condensed Title: Z0012_SiteInformation1991to1995

  • Object Name: VMC.12.2007

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Grehan, J., and B. L. Parker. 1995. Site Information 1991-1995. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-light-traps/dataset/site-information-1991-1995/overview

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-light-traps/dataset/site-information-1991-1995

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: Elevation (feet)
    • Label: Elevation (feet)
    • Description: Elevation (feet)
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    • Unit: feet
    Attribute Name: Elevation (meters)
    • Label: Elevation (meters)
    • Description: Elevation (meters)
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    • Unit: meters
    Attribute Name: Forest Type at Site
    • Label: Forest Type at Site
    • Description: Forest Type at Site
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Notes
    • Label: Notes
    • Description: Notes
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Site name
    • Label: Site name
    • Description: Site name
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Site Number
    • Label: Site Number
    • Description: Site Number
    • Storage Type: int
    • 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

  • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

Site Characteristics

  • No site characteristics recorded for this dataset