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Do early-successional weeds facilitate or compete with seedlings in forest restoration? Disentangling abiotic vs. biotic factors

Citation

Arias, Mylen et al. (2021), Do early-successional weeds facilitate or compete with seedlings in forest restoration? Disentangling abiotic vs. biotic factors, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.c59zw3r7j

Abstract

Census data for seedlings part of a weed exclusion experiment at Sal del Rey, Texas within a larger field where ~100,000 seedlings were planted in October-November 2018. Records seedling height, vigor (0 - dead, > 0 - alive), branching, and animal damage for 158 individuals of eight species classified by growth habit (fast/slow) and distributed in control and exclusion (mowed) plots across seven censuses.

Methods

See methods of linked manuscript.

Usage Notes

Two of the censuses are pre-treatment (census 0 and census 1), and the remainder are after mowing commenced.

A small number of observations (4) were missing data for one of animal damage, branching, or height; these data points are excluded from analyses involving these variables.

Any remaining missing values for animal damage, branching, or height are on dead (vigor = 0) individuals.

Funding

UTRGV College of Sciences

UTRGV College of Sciences