Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 8980: Orrock: Interactions between mammalian herbivores and associated plant communities , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Orrock J. 2008.
Rodent effects on Nassella pulchra recruitment at Cheeseboro Canyon
nceas.880.6 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.880.6/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Rodent effects on Nassella pulchra recruitment at Cheeseboro Canyon
Identifier:nceas.880
Alternate Identifier:Cheeseboro rodent effects on Nassella pulchra recruitment
Abstract:
This dataset describes the effect of rodents on germination, adult establishment, and future recruitment of Nassella pulchra in Cheeseboro Canyon.
Keywords:None:
  • Rodents
  • Nassella pulchra
Publication Date:2008-02-01
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:Effects of seed density and consumers on Nassella pulchra recruitment ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Number of mammals found in exclosures at each site ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 8980: Orrock: Interactions between mammalian herbivores and associated plant communities
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: John Orrock
Organization:Washington University
Address:
Campus Box 1137,
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Email Address:
orrock@wustl.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: John Orrock
Organization:Washington University
Address:
Campus Box 1137,
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Phone:
314-935-5818 (voice)
Email Address:
orrock@wustl.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: John Orrock
Individual: O. J. Reichman
Individual: Martha S. Witter
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Jessica Hoisington

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Cheeseboro Canyon, part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near Agoura Hills, CA
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -118.7238  degrees
East:  -118.7238  degrees
North:  34.1638  degrees
South:  34.1638  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
2005-02-01
End:
2005-10-25

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

There were four exclosure treatments: 1) no consumers, 2) small-mammal consumers; 3) small and medium mammal-consumers; 4) all consumers. For each exclosure treatment there were two seed densities. Seed recruitment was quantified by counting the number of seedlings. Herbivory was quantified by measuring the height of seedlings. Also quantified was the number of adult plants and the length of the longest reproductive tiller.

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File