Ecological Archives A025-047-A2

Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones, Gregory J. Jordan, Thomas P. Baker, Jayne M. Balmer, Tim Wardlaw, and Susan C. Baker. 2015. Living near the edge: Being close to mature forest increases the rate of succession in beetle communities. Ecological Applications 25:800811. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0334.1

Appendix B. Environmental variables important in understanding beetle succession.

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Fig. B1. Bar plots of each environmental variable that is significant according to the beetle succession DISTLM model. (a) Litter cover varied between ages (ANOVA F(2,54) = 13.502, P < 0.001) but there was no difference between the secondary forest and the adjacent mature forest. (b) LAI was significantly greater in ~45 and ~27 year old forest (F(2,54) = 10.791, P < 0.001) than compared to ~7, but again there was no difference between the secondary forest and the adjacent mature forest. (c) The C:N ratio was highest in the ~7 year old forest compared to the older successional stages (F(2,54) = 10.70, P < 0.001), again with no difference with the adjacent mature forest. A/B indicate significant groupings found using Holm-Sidak multiple comparisons


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