Ecological Archives A021-055-A1

Robert J. Steers, Jennifer L. Funk, and Edith B. Allen. 2011. Can resource-use traits predict native vs. exotic plant success in carbon amended soils? Ecological Applications 21:1211–1224.

Appendix A (TABLE A1). Traits measured for 14 species at Morongo Preserve.  For a given trait, species with the same letters are not statistically different at P < 0.05.  The three invasive species are indicated (*).

Species Plant height
(cm)
Leaf thickness
(mm)
LMA
(g·m-2)
R:S
(g·g-1)
Photosynthetic rate
(mmol·m-2·s-1)
Stomatal conductance
(mol·m–2·s-1)
FPSII
(DF/Fm')
WUE
(µmol CO2 mol–1 H2O)
Leaf N
(mg·g-1)
PNUE
(µmol CO2 mol–1 N s–1)
Bromus madritensis * 5.68 bc
(0.72)
0.21 fg
(0.03)
46.59 a
(3.97)
0.23 ab
(0.05)
8.15 cd
(3.09)
0.08 c
(0.03)
0.15 b
(0.02)
4.81 bc
(0.39)
2.01 def
(0.25)
64.2 c
(33.5)
Calyptridium monandrum 0.86 gh (0.30) 1.08 ab (0.03) 46.42 a (6.58) 0.10 bc (0.01) 25.17 abc
(4.41)
0.38 abc
(0.07)
0.34 a (0.03) 4.14 bc  (0.20) 0.88 f (0.07) 252.8 ab (43.8)
Camissonia californica 3.86 cde (0.72) 0.39 ef  (0.02) 47.94 a (3.11) 0.27 a (0.03) 27.87 ab
(2.00)
0.48 ab
(0.08)
0.31 a  (0.01) 3.60 bc
(0.43)
2.56 bcde (0.34) 268.4 ab
(3.1)
Camissonia
pallida
3.56 cdef (0.29) 0.41 ef (0.02) 54.23 a (2.16) 0.23 a (0.02) 26.38 abc
(7.22)
0.45 ab
(0.14)
0.35 a (0.03) 4.13 bc
(0.55)
1.79 def (0.10) 223.9 abc
(55.5)
Chaenactis fremontii 7.28 b (0.66) 1.23 a (0.08) 53.63 a (5.79) 0.23 ab (0.02) 34.37 ab
(0.50)
0.36 abc
(0.09)
0.27 ab (0.02) 10.57 a  (2.19) 2.16 de (0.15) 305.3 a
(19.0)
Chorizanthe brevicornu 2.74 defg (0.22) 0.93 dc (0.02) 49.96 a (0.53) 0.15 abc (0.02) 19.22 bcd
(1.57)
0.37 abc
(0.05)
0.26 ab (0.02) 3.22 bc
(0.04)
3.16 bc (0.22) 172.9 abc (21.5)
Dichelostemma capitatum 19.12 a (1.11) 1.09 ab (0.09) 64.04 a (5.68) 0.07 c (0.04) 43.28 a
(6.96)
0.32 abc
(0.12)
0.26 ab (0.02) 12.97 a
(1.33)
2.98 bcd (0.22) 264.4 ab (48.2)
Erodium cicutarium * 0.32 h (0.02) 0.31 fg (0.03) 50.86 a (2.04) 0.17 abc (0.03) 17.34 bcd
(1.70)
0.28 abc
(0.08)
0.22 ab (0.04) 8.52 ab
(3.28)
3.12 bcd  (0.26) 126.6 abc
(8.1)
Lepidium lasiocarpum 1.18 fgh (0.12) 0.39 ef  (0.02) 44.70 a (2.45) 0.21 abc (0.03) 21.19 bcd
(1.49)
0.33 abc
(0.02)
0.26 ab (0.01) 3.43 bc
(0.26)
3.44 b (0.31) 93.9 c
(9.2)
Lotus
strigosus
1.08 gh (0.10) 0.79 cd (0.05) 63.07 a (2.69) 0.32 abc (0.16) 20.65 bcd
(4.12)
0.42 ab
(0.01)
0.29 a (0.02) 3.08 c
(0.62)
2.98 bcd (0.16) 135.4 bc (18.2)
Lupinus
bicolor
2.42 efgh (0.31) 0.39 ef (0.04) 50.04 a (1.79) 0.18 abc (0.01) 23.85 abcd
(6.04)
0.42 ab
(0.07)
0.25 ab (0.05) 3.79 bc  (0.77) 5.23 a (0.17) 114.5 bc (31.5)
Pectocarya
linearis
2.30 efgh (0.43) 0.35 fg (0.07) 51.14 a (4.38) 0.12 bc (0.01) 21.84 abcd
(5.46)
0.58 a
(0.14)
0.33 a (0.02) 3.28 bc
(0.44)
2.38 bcde (0.37) 199.9 abc (45.7)
Salvia
columbariae
1.82 efgh (0.21) 0.63 de (0.07) 49.20 a (2.31) 0.20 abc (0.03) 18.37 bcd
(2.37)
0.20 abc
(0.04)
0.28 ab (0.01) 4.10 bc
(0.22)
2.24 cde (0.26) 196.3 abc (36.5)
Schismus
barbatus *
4.92 bcd (0.12) 0.13 g (0.02) 36.98 a (1.27) 0.13 bc (0.02) 6.50 d
(1.34)
0.17 bc
(0.07)
0.16 b  (0.02) 3.91 bc
(0.95)
1.55 ef (0.14) 125.4 bc (33.1)
 
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