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Title:
Granivory and germination data for: "Tree encroachment impacts on seed predator selection and seedling establishment in degraded pine woodlands"
Author(s):
Willis, John L.; Schnake, David K.; DePerno, Christopher S.; Lashley, Marcus A.; Wetzstein, Branson; Yow, Justin;
Publication Year:
2021
How to Cite:
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Willis, John L.; Schnake, David K.; DePerno, Christopher S.; Lashley, Marcus A.; Wetzstein, Branson; Yow, Justin. 2021. Granivory and germination data for: "Tree encroachment impacts on seed predator selection and seedling establishment in degraded pine woodlands". Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2021-0008
Abstract:
These data examine the impact of seed predators, substrate type, vegetation cover, and species identity on seed predation and germination of longleaf pine and four common invading tree species (loblolly pine, sweetgum, red maple, and water oak) in southeastern pine woodlands in North Carolina in the winter and early spring between 2018 and 2019. Four treatments (vertebrate seed predator exclusion + midstory retention, vertebrate seed predator exclusion + midstory removal, midstory retention only, and midstory exclusion only) were included in this study which included all combinations of vertebrate seed predator exclusion and midstory hardwood removal. Data are provided in two separate files, with the first file containing germination counts as well as vegetation percent cover data. The second file contains granivory data from cafeteria trials which includes percentage of seeds predated for loblolly pine, longleaf pine, red maple, sweetgum, and water oak.

Keywords:
biota; Natural Resource Management & Use; Forest management; Restoration; granivory; Pinus palustris; Pinus taeda; woody encroachment; germination; substrate; Aristida stricta; regeneration; seed diversity; facilitation; North Carolina
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