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NCEAS 6460: Ashman: Beyond hand-pollinations: Linking pollen limitation to plant population biology , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Knight T.
Pollen supplementation metaanalysis
nceas.115.5 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.115.5/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Pollen supplementation metaanalysis
Identifier:nceas.115
Alternate Identifier:Pollen supplementation experiment metaanalysis
Abstract:
We have compiled published an unpublished data in which pollen supplementation experiments have been conducted in natural populations. This experiment has two treatments, supplement and control. Plants in the supplement treatment have pollen added to their stigma. If these plants then have higher reproductive success than plants in the control treatment, it is concluded that reproduction in the population is limited by pollen supply. The goal of our study was to characterize which types of plants (based on breeding system, life history, pollination syndrome, etc.) are limited by pollen. For each study, we have recorded: 1. Identity of the plant (family, genus, species) 2. Plant display size (e.g. number of flowers/plant) 3. Plant breeding system 4. Life history (monocarpic, polycarpic) 5. Life form (herb, tree, shrub) 6. Flower size, color and shape 7. Identity of pollinator (e.g. bee, bat, bird, wind) 8. Whether the plant and pollinators are native vs. exotic 9. Pollinator visitation rate 10. Plant population density 11. Location (country) of the study 12. Mean, sample size and variance of plants in the control and supplement treatments. The response variables were: fruit set, seed set, number seeds/fruit, number seeds/flower, number seeds/plant.
Keywords:none:
  • Pollen limitation (theme)
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  • Pollen supplementation experiment (theme)
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  • Plant reproductive success (theme)
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  • Pollination (theme)
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  • mutualism (theme)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 6460: Ashman: Beyond hand-pollinations: Linking pollen limitation to plant population biology
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Tiffany Knight
Organization:NCEAS
Address:
735, StateSt, Suite300,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 USA
Phone:
805-892-2529 (voice)
Phone:
805-892-2510 (Fax)
Email Address:
knight@nceas.ucsb.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Tiffany Knight
Organization:NCEAS
Address:
735, StateSt, Suite300,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 USA
Phone:
805-892-2529 (voice)
Phone:
805-892-2510 (Fax)
Email Address:
knight@nceas.ucsb.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Tia-Lynn Ashman
Individual: Janette Steets
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Tiffany Knight

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:world wide
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -119.75  degrees
East:  -119.75  degrees
North:  34.1666666666667  degrees
South:  34.1666666666667  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1980-01-01
End:
2003-12-31
Taxonomic Range:
General Coverage:We have 250 species of plants in this study
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Angiosperms

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
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Description:

Meta-analysis

We considered all studies published between 1980-2003 in which the mean, sample size and some measure of variance was available for plants in natural populations given pollen supplement or control treatments.

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File