Data from: Resource-mediated indirect effects of grassland management on arthropod diversity

Simons NK, Gossner MM, Lewinsohn TM, Boch S, Lange M, Müller J, Pašalić E, Socher SA, Türke M, Fischer M, Weisser WW

Date Published: October 10, 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.f3b77

 

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Title 01_Arthropods_2008
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Description The files 01_Arthropods_2008 and 01_Arthropods_2009 include abundance data on adult arthropods per plot and year. SpeciesCode --> Species' identifier, identical across years Author --> Author of species' name Order --> Taxonomic oder Suborder --> Taxonomic suborder Family --> Taxonomic family Body_length_mm --> mean body length [mm] for the species as described in literature Biomass_mg --> estimated species' biomass [mg] which was calculated from Body_length_mm Feeding --> species' feeding guild (predator or herbivor) AEG01 etc. --> plot-specific ID
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Title 01_Arthropods_2009
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Description The files 01_Arthropods_2008 and 01_Arthropods_2009 include abundance data on adult arthropods per plot and year. SpeciesCode --> Species' identifier, identical across years Author --> Author of species' name Order --> Taxonomic oder Suborder --> Taxonomic suborder Family --> Taxonomic family Body_length_mm --> mean body length [mm] for the species as described in literature Biomass_mg --> estimated species' biomass [mg] which was calculated from Body_length_mm Feeding --> species' feeding guild (predator or herbivor) AEG01 etc. --> plot-specific ID
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Title 02_Plant_cover_2008
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Description The files 02_Plant_cover_2008 and 02_Plant_cover_2009 include cover data of vascular plants per plot and year. SpeciesCode --> Species' identifier, identical across years Functional_type --> Species were assigned as grass, herb or shrub species AEG01 etc. --> plot-specific ID
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Title 02_Plant_cover_2009
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Description The files 02_Plant_cover_2008 and 02_Plant_cover_2009 include cover data of vascular plants per plot and year. SpeciesCode --> Species' identifier, identical across years Functional_type --> Species were assigned as grass, herb or shrub species AEG01 etc. --> plot-specific ID
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Title 03_Landuse_2006to2008
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Description The files 03_Landuse_2006to2008 and 03_Landuse_2007to2009 include land-use information per plot and year. ID --> Row name based on year and PlotID Year --> Year for which land-use is given PlotID --> plot specific ID Region --> One of three regions in Germany in which plot is located Fertilization --> intensity of fertilization estimated as kg Nitrogen per hectar Grazing --> intensity of grazing estimated as lifestock-units-days per hectar Mowing --> number of cutting events per year
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Title 03_Landuse_2007to2009
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Description The files 03_Landuse_2006to2008 and 03_Landuse_2007to2009 include land-use information per plot and year. ID --> Row name based on year and PlotID Year --> Year for which land-use is given PlotID --> plot specific ID Region --> One of three regions in Germany in which plot is located Fertilization --> intensity of fertilization estimated as kg Nitrogen per hectar Grazing --> intensity of grazing estimated as lifestock-units-days per hectar Mowing --> number of cutting events per year
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Title 04_SEMData_2008
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Description The files 04_SEMData_2008 and 04_SEMData_2009 include compiled information used for structural equation modeling. PlotID --> plot specific ID Region --> One of three regions in Germany in which plot is located (SEM was conducted for each region separately) Fertilization --> intensity of fertilization, averaged over three years and standardized per region Grazing --> intensity of grazing, averaged over three years and standardized per region Mowing --> intensity of mowing, averaged over three years and standardized per region Time_after_mowing --> Number of days between last mowing event and sampling in the year of sampling Plant_SpeciesRichness --> Number of vascular plant species Plant_biomass --> Plant biomass [g dry weight] Herbivore_SpeciesRichness --> Number of herbivorous arthropod species Predator_SpeciesRichness --> Number of arthropod predator species Herbivore_biomass --> Overall biomass [mg] of herbivore species Predator_biomass --> Overaall biomass [mg] of predator species Lifestock --> Type of lifestock on the plot (only for 2008 data)
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Title 04_SEMData_2009
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Description The files 04_SEMData_2008 and 04_SEMData_2009 include compiled information used for structural equation modeling. PlotID --> plot specific ID Region --> One of three regions in Germany in which plot is located (SEM was conducted for each region separately) Fertilization --> intensity of fertilization, averaged over three years and standardized per region Grazing --> intensity of grazing, averaged over three years and standardized per region Mowing --> intensity of mowing, averaged over three years and standardized per region Time_after_mowing --> Number of days between last mowing event and sampling in the year of sampling Plant_SpeciesRichness --> Number of vascular plant species Plant_biomass --> Plant biomass [g dry weight] Herbivore_SpeciesRichness --> Number of herbivorous arthropod species Predator_SpeciesRichness --> Number of arthropod predator species Herbivore_biomass --> Overall biomass [mg] of herbivore species Predator_biomass --> Overaall biomass [mg] of predator species Lifestock --> Type of lifestock on the plot (only for 2008 data)
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Title ReadMe_Datapackage
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Simons NK, Gossner MM, Lewinsohn TM, Boch S, Lange M, Müller J, Pašalić E, Socher SA, Türke M, Fischer M, Weisser WW (2014) Resource-mediated indirect effects of grassland management on arthropod diversity. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107033. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0107033

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Simons NK, Gossner MM, Lewinsohn TM, Boch S, Lange M, Müller J, Pašalić E, Socher SA, Türke M, Fischer M, Weisser WW (2014) Data from: Resource-mediated indirect effects of grassland management on arthropod diversity. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.f3b77
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