Status: 

Completed

Title

Bromeliad invertebrate counts at different elevations in the LEF
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata131

Data set ID: 

131

Abstract: 

Identification and number of invertebrates recovered from each bromeliad sampled. Collection details of bromeliads collected for invertebrate community and diversity analysis from 3 localities in the Luquillo Experimental Forest. Dates, elevations and forest types, plant size, amounts, pH and temp. of contained water, weights of debris retained by the bromeliads, and counts of organisms, identified to species or morphospecies, collected from each plant.

Dates
Date Range: 
1993-12-01 00:00:00 to 2010-02-28 00:00:00

Publication Date: 

2011-06-07 00:00:00
People

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Name: Frederick Scatena (In Memorium) Role: Associated Researcher
Methodology

Methods: 

Plants to be collected were measured and removed from the substrate. For the main data set [1993-1997] 20 plants were sampled on most occasions from each site at each sampling. To assess any change over a period of time 10 plants were sampled from the same areas in 2010.For 2010. Retained water and litter was collected and measured. Plants were dismantled in the laboratory and all animals from plants, water, and retained litter were recovered and preserved, and subsequently counted and identified. For details see Richardson, B.A. 1999. The bromeliad microcosm and the assessment of faunal diversity in a neotropical forest. Biotropica 31:321-336.

Status: 

Completed

Time Period: 

Long-Term