Data from: Role of climate and competitors in limiting fitness across range edges of an annual plant

 

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Title Recruitment data for experimental populations
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Description Recruitment data for experimental populations of Chamaecrista fasciculata established in 2009 at 5 sites: interior (CERA), west edge (RNHA), north edge (SCRS), beyond west (CPBS) and beyond north (ACNW). At each site, I established 5 blocks with either 20 (interior and edge site) or 10 (beyond edge) experimental populations per block. Each experimental population consisted of 4 seeds from the same population. The experimental populations were planted in spring 2009 and survival and reproduction recorded. The plants, including seed pods, were left in the field. In June 2010, I returned to each site and recorded the number of seedlings found within 60cm of the center of each experimental population. The attached ReadMe file is the R script (R Project for Statistical Computing) that more fully explains the data and can be used to recreate the analysis included in the paper.
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Title Fitness data for natural populations (2007-09)
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Description Data from neighbor removal experiment performed from 2007-2009 in six natural populations of Chamaecrista fasciculata. The attached ReadMe file is the R script (R Project for Statistical Computing) for the analysis with information on column headers and provides the complete analysis.
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Title Weather data for natural populations
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Description Weather data needed for analysis of the natural populations. Data on total precipitation and average temperature during the growing season (1 May to 30 September) for each year from the weather station nearest to each site; either a weather station on site (IA and KS) or the nearest airport weather station (data downloaded from wunderground.com)
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Title Fitness data for experimental populations
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Description Seeds were planted into 5 sites at different geographic range locations: the range interior (CERA), western edge (RNHA), northern edge (SCRS), beyond western edge (CPBS), beyond northern edge (ACNW). Because of poor germination, likely due to drought conditions in spring 2009, the first 5 blocks of the SCRS site were replanted in June and thus are included as a sixth site, SCRSb. Five plant seed source populations were used: Missouri (TYS), Kansas (KZA), Illinois (GRE), Iowa (CRA) and Minnesota (GCD). Eighty seeds at the interior and edge sites, and forty seeds at they beyond edge sites were planted into 10 blocks at each site. Within each block, 4 seeds from the same population were planted into experimental patches, with seeds located 20cm from each other in each patch, and a meter between patches. The patches were randomly assigned to either natural competition (competition) or reduced competition by neighbor removal (removal). Early-season survival, reproductive stage, plant height and leaf number at the middle of the season, and reproductive stage, height, and seed pod number were recorded. In early summer 2010, I returned to each site and recorded the number of seedlings recruiting into the 1 meter area surrounding each experimental patch (separate data file = CfE3_recruitment.csv). | DATA | id: plant identifier | site: site (see above) | block: block, 1-10 at each site | patch: patch within block. 1-20 at interior and edge sites, 1-10 at beyond edge sites | p.pos: position of seed within patch (4 positions, see Fig 1 in paper). | pop: seed source population (see above) | fam: seed source family within population. | esurv: early-season survival (0 - dead/not present, 1 - alive) | july.stage: life-history stage in July: 0 - dead/not present, 1 - vegetative, 2 - flowering, 3 - flower and pods, 4 - pods, 5 - completely senesced | july.height: height (cm) in July | july.leaf, leaf number in July | herbivory.category: percent category of leaf herbivory in July. 1: 0%, 2: 1-25%, 3: 26-75%, 4: 76-100% | For plants with <20 leaves, this was determined either by counting the number of leaves with herbivory, dividing by total leaves and placing in category. For plants with >20 leaves, the % category was visually estimated. | disease.category: percent category for disease in July. values same as herbivory | fall.stage: life-history stage at time of fall measurements, same as july.stage | branch.number: branch number at end of season | seed.pods: number of pods (counting pedicels where pods had broken off) | browsed: whether a plant was browsed. 0-not browsed, 1-plant browsed at some point in season (integrates across observation of browsing in July or at end-of-season) | The attached ReadMe file is the R script (R Project for Statistical Computing) that can be used to recreate the analysis performed in the paper.
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When using this data, please cite the original publication:

Stanton-Geddes J, Tiffin P, Shaw RG (2012) Role of climate and competitors in limiting fitness across range edges of an annual plant. Ecology 93(7): 1604-1613. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/11-1701.1

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Stanton-Geddes J, Tiffin P, Shaw RG (2012) Data from: Role of climate and competitors in limiting fitness across range edges of an annual plant. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.d2c619hd
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