Grasshopper Data from Grasshopper Study Plots on the Jornada Experimental Range, 1983-1985

Study number: 

370

Data set ID: 

210370001

Data Access: 

Unrestricted

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Abstract: 

This grasshopper data was collected from 9 plots on the east bajada of the Dona Ana Mts. Three plots were situated on the bajada parallel to and 200 m south of the LTER transect. Two additional sets of three plots were located 5 km and 10 km south of the LTER transect. Each plot is composed of two 50 m belt transects, each divided into ten 5 m2 quadrats. Grasshoppers were visually sampled in each quadrat/plot, once in May, July and September, in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Each individual grasshopper was recorded, including species, age, sex and substrate where it was found. This study is complete.

Data sources: 

data_JornadaStudy_370_grasshopper_visual_sampling
Plant species list
Grasshopper species list

Methods: 

field data sheets

For each quadrat, each grasshopper was identified identied to species. Nymphal instars, sex, and substrate (vegetation type or ground type) were also recorded. See the associated file, Study_370_grasshopperspeciescodes.csv., for the species of grasshopper associated with each code.

Additional information: 

This is grasshopper data sampled from 9 plots on the east bajada of the Dona Ana Mts. Three plots were situated on the bajada parallel to and 200 m south of the LTER-I transect. Two additional sets of three plots were located 5 km and 10 km south of the LTER transect. Each plot is composed of two 50 m belt transects, each divided into ten 5 m2 quadrats.

Maintenance: 

May, July, September: 1983-1985. This study is complete.

Date Data Last Updated: 

1985-09-30

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