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Accession: INS-GCES-0706 Research Theme: Terrestrial Insect Ecology (Directed Study)
Contributors: Merryl Alber, Alana Lynes, Jenny Fenton
Title: Survey of grasshopper abundance in GCE LTER hammock sites and five GCE LTER study sites
Abstract: Grasshopper abundance and family diversity were investigated at fifty-five hammock sampling sites and five Georgia Coastal Ecosystems GCE LTER study sites in June-July 2007. Each hammock site had six permanent study plots which were previously laid out. The investigators started at each of these plots and walked to the closest clump of Spartina alterniflora, measuring his or her paces. Grasshopper abundance was conducted along a 10m by 2m transect and identified to family.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/28171ff05b7c60b355d8afe63ab8df21
Key Words: Acridid, grasshoppers, hammock, Hammock Surveys, insects, population dynamics, summer, Tettigoniid
LTER Core Area: Populations
Research Themes: Q4 - Lateral Gradients, GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation, Terrestrial Insect Ecology
Study Period: 04-Jun-2007 to 31-Jul-2007
Study Sites:
GCE1 -- Eulonia, Georgia, USA
GCE3 -- North Sapelo, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
GCE4 -- Meridian, Georgia, USA
GCE6 -- Dean Creek, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
GCE9 -- Rockdedundy Island, Georgia, USA
BC_i_3 -- Hammock BC_i_3, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BC_i_5 -- Hammock BC_i_5, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BC_i_6 -- Hammock BC_i_6, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BC_ii_1 -- Hammock BC_ii_1, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BC_ii_2 -- Hammock BC_ii_2, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BN_i_10 -- Hammock BN_i_10, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BN_i_8 -- Hammock BN_i_8, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
BN_i_9 -- Hammock BN_i_9, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_i_10 -- Hammock DS_i_10, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_i_11 -- Hammock DS_i_11, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_i_13 -- Hammock DS_i_13, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_i_14 -- Hammock DS_i_14, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_i_16 -- Hammock DS_i_16, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_i_17 -- Hammock DS_i_17, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
DS_ii_5 -- Hammock DS_ii_5, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HN_i_1 -- Hammock HN_i_1, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HN_i_2 -- Hammock HN_i_2, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HN_i_3 -- Hammock HN_i_3, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HN_ii_4 -- Hammock HN_ii_4, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HN_ii_5 -- Hammock HN_ii_5, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HN_iv_6 -- Hammock HN_iv_6, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_i_10 -- Hammock HS_i_10, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_i_11 -- Hammock HS_i_11, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_i_7 -- Hammock HS_i_7, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_i_8 -- Hammock HS_i_8, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_i_9 -- Hammock HS_i_9, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_ii_14 -- Hammock HS_ii_14, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_ii_15 -- Hammock HS_ii_15, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_ii_27 -- Hammock HS_ii_27, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_iii_17 -- Hammock HS_iii_17, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_iii_19 -- Hammock HS_iii_19, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_iii_20 -- Hammock HS_iii_20, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
HS_v_21 -- Hammock HS_v_21, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PC_i_24 -- Hammock PC_i_24, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PC_iii_7 -- Hammock PC_iii_7, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_10 -- Hammock PN_i_10, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_11 -- Hammock PN_i_11, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_12 -- Hammock PN_i_12, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_13 -- Hammock PN_i_13, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_14 -- Hammock PN_i_14, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_26 -- Hammock PN_i_26, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_i_9 -- Hammock PN_i_9, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_ii_15 -- Hammock PN_ii_15, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_ii_16 -- Hammock PN_ii_16, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_ii_17 -- Hammock PN_ii_17, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_ii_18 -- Hammock PN_ii_18, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_ii_19 -- Hammock PN_ii_19, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_iii_20 -- Hammock PN_iii_20, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_iii_28 -- Hammock PN_iii_28, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_iv_21 -- Hammock PN_iv_21, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_iv_22 -- Hammock PN_iv_22, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_v_23 -- Hammock PN_v_23, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
PN_vii_25 -- Hammock PN_vii_25, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Project References: Intensive hammock characterization
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Data Table: INS-GCES-0706 (Main data table for data set INS-GCES-0706, 360 records)

Access: Public (released 01-Aug-2008)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [39.97kb],  Text File [38.02kb],  Text Report [84.48kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [378.84kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [359.37kb]

Column List:(hide)

Column Name Units Type Description
1 Date MM/DD/YYYY string Calendar date of sampling
2 Site None string GCE-LTER hammock number or GCE site
3 Site_Origin None integer Origin of hammock or GCE site
4 Site_Region None integer Region of study area where the hammock or GCE site occur
5 Site_Size Hectares floating-point Measured area of hammock or GCE site
6 Site_Identifier None integer Number that identifies hammock or GCE site
7 Plot none integer Permanent plot number
8 UTM_Zone none integer UTM zone of sampling plot
9 UTM_Northing m floating-point UTM northing of sampling plot (WGS84 datum)
10 UTM_Easting m floating-point UTM easting of sampling plot (WGS84 datum)
11 Latitude degrees floating-point Geographic latitude in decimal degrees
12 Longitude degrees floating-point Geographic longitude in decimal degrees
13 Distance_to_Sample paces integer Distance from the permanent plot to sample site
14 Tettigoniid_Count count integer Number of Tettigoniids in recorded 20m^2 transect
15 Acridid_Count count integer Number of Acridids in recorded 20m^2 transect
16 Spartina_Height cm floating-point Measured height of Spartina alterniflora at transect
17 Notes none string Notes
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Citation: Alber, Merryl. 2007. Survey of grasshopper abundance in GCE LTER hammock sites and five GCE LTER study sites. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/28171ff05b7c60b355d8afe63ab8df21

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.