Ecological Archives E088-180-A3

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 C. Percentage of aboveground plant biomass distributed among the four functional groups (FG). Values represent means ± one standard error.


Diversity treatment

Facultative annuals

Obligate
annuals

Reeds

Tussocks


September 2002

       

0 FG

0

0

0

0

1 FG

 

 

 

 

   Facultative annuals

100 ± 0

0

0

0

   Obligate annuals

0

100 ± 0

0

0

   Reeds

0

0

100 ± 0

0

   Tussocks

0

0

0

100 ± 0

2 FG

4.9 ± 3.5

56.5 ± 14.8

24.9 ± 14.5

13.7 ± 11.4

3 FG

7.7 ± 2.2

49.9 ± 12.9

29.2 ± 7.6

13.1 ± 7.6

4 FG

7.1 ± 1.8

45.7 ± 5.3

30.6 ± 4.9

16.6 ± 3.8

         

September 2003

       

0 FG

0

0

0

0

1 FG

   Facultative annuals

100 ± 0

0

0

0

   Obligate annuals

0

100 ± 0

0

0

   Reeds

0

0

100 ± 0

0

   Tussocks

0

0

0

100 ± 0

2 FG

2 ± 2.24

23.0 ± 13.1

46.5 ± 20.9

27.8 ± 17.6

3 FG

8.7 ± 3.1

14.3 ± 4.4

54.0 ± 11.6

22.9 ± 12.7

4 FG

12.6 ± 4.4

7.2 ± 1.4

61.9 ± 5.1

18.2 ± 3.5




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