population dynamics


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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.

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Plant species list
Grasshopper species list

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