Ecological Archives E088-180-A1

Virginie Bouchard, Serita D. Frey, Janice M. Gilbert, and Sharon E. Reed. 2007. Effects of macrophyte functional group richness on emergent freshwater wetland functions. Ecology 88:2903–2914.

Appendix A. Description of the experimental design showing the functional group composition of individual mesocosms.


Diversity treatment

Functional group (FG) composition of individual mesocosms

Replicates per treatment


0 FG

No plants

5

1 FG

Facultative annuals

5

 

Obligate annuals

5

 

Reeds

5

 

Tussocks

5

2 FG

Random combination of 2 FG

Facultative annuals + obligate annuals
Facultative annuals + reeds
Obligate annuals + reeds
Obligate annuals + reeds
Obligate annuals + tussocks
Obligate annuals + tussocks

6

3 FG

Random combination of 3 FG

Facultative annuals, obligate annuals + tussocks
Facultative annuals, obligate annuals + reeds
Facultative annuals, obligate annuals + reeds
Facultative annuals, obligate annuals + reeds
Facultative annuals, reeds, tussocks
Obligate annual + reeds + tussocks

6

4 FG

All FG present

       Facultative annuals + obligate annuals + reeds + tussocks

6




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