|Related Article||Price, Edward P F, Greg Spyreas, and Jeffrey W Matthews. “Wetland Compensation and Its Impacts on β-Diversity.” Ecological Applications: A Publication Of The Ecological Society Of America, November 7, 2018. doi:10.1002/eap.1827|
This is the dataset used in the Ecological Applications publication of the same name. This dataset consists of the following files:
Internal.Community.Data.txt is a site and plot by species matrix. Column labeled SITE consists of site IDs. Column labeled Plot consists of Plot numbers. All other columns represent species relative abundances per plot.
Regional.Community.Data.txt is a site by species matrix of relative abundances. Column labeled site consists of site IDs. All other columns represent species relative abundances per site.
Site.attributes.txt is a matrix of site attributes. Column labeled SITE consists of site IDs. Column labeled Long represents longitude in decimal degrees. Column labeled Lat represents latitude in decimal degrees. Column labeled Richness represents species richness of sites calculated from Regional Community Data. Column labeled NAT_COMP_REST represents designation as a randomly selected natural wetland (NAT), compensation wetland (COMP) or reference quality natural wetland (REF).
Year.Of.Final.Bio.Monitoring.txt is a table representing years of final monitoring of compensation wetlands as mandated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Column labeled Site consists of site IDs. Column labeled YR_FIN_BIO_MON consists of years of final monitoring. Entries of N/A represent dates that were unable to be located.
More information about this dataset: Interested parties can request data from the Critical Trends Assessment Program, which was the source for data on naturally occurring wetlands in this study. More information on the program and data requests can be obtained by visiting the program webpage. Critical Trends Assessment Program, Illinois Natural History Survey. http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/research/ctap/
|Keywords||biodiversity; wetlands; wetland mitigation; biotic homogenization; beta diversity|
|Funder||U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Grant: Hatch project 1001050|
|Corresponding Creator||Edward Price|