Data Set Citation:
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NCEAS 8141: Morris: Stochastic demography for an increasingly variable world , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Koop A.
Ardisia elliptica (invasive exotic) demography in Florida: light and moisture dependence
nceas.281.1 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.281.1/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Ardisia elliptica (invasive exotic) demography in Florida: light and moisture dependence
Identifier:nceas.281
Alternate Identifier:Ardisia elliptica 1998-2001
Abstract:
The demography of five populations of A. elliptica in its invasive range in extreme southern Florida was studied. The study plots were chosen in Everglades National Park in a disturbed area to represent populations growing in a range of moisture and light environments to quantify the spatial and temporal variation in population dynamics of over a three transition years, starting in 1998 and endint in 2001. We sought to identify the factors that are contributing to its demographic success. Randomization techniques were used to quantify spatial and temporal variation.
Keywords:None:
  • invasive shrub (theme)
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  • Ardisia elliptica (taxonomic)
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  • Flood tolerance (theme)
None:
  • Everglades National Park (place)
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  • randomization (theme)
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  • Water potential

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 8141: Morris: Stochastic demography for an increasingly variable world
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Anthony Koop
Organization:USDA - APHIS - PPQ - CPHST - PERAL
Address:
North Carolina State University, 1730 Varsity Drive, Suite 300 ,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606-5202
Phone:
(919) 855-7429 (voice)
Email Address:
anthony.l.koop@aphis.usda.gov
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Anthony Koop
Organization:USDA - APHIS - PPQ - CPHST - PERAL
Address:
North Carolina State University, 1730 Varsity Drive, Suite 300 ,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606-5202
Phone:
(919) 855-7429 (voice)
Email Address:
anthony.l.koop@aphis.usda.gov
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Carol Horvitz
Individual: Carol Horvitz

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Everglades National Park, Florida. Areas nearby to Royal Palm Research Station, including some in and others adjacent to a site known as "hole in the donut". Two of the populations were located in relatively undisturbed hardwood forests locally known as hammocks, which are composed of broad-leaved, tropical trees. The other three populations occurred in disturbed habitats that were composed of a canopy of S. terebinthifolius and an understory of A. elliptica. Although the vegetation is currently similar among these three sites, the sites were quite distinct prior to human disturbance, one had been a wetland prairie, the second had been a rockland pine forest, while the third had been a transitional forest between rockland and wetland.
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -80.7000   degrees
East:  -80.7000   degrees
North:  25.4000   degrees
South:  25.4000   degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1998-01-01
End:
2001-12-31
Taxonomic Range:
General Coverage:Wunderlin, Flora of Florida
Classification:
Rank Name:Ardisia elliptica
Rank Value:species

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Field work demography plots and germination experiments

Census of tagged plants and germination experiments in bags

Sampling Area And Frequency:
The five plots were studied from 1998-2001 except for one study plot that was accidentally herbicided by the Park managers during the summer of 2000.
Sampling Description:
All plants within delineated study plots were tagged and censused.

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