Ecological Archives A025-105-A1

Lisa Mandle and Tamara Ticktin. 2015. Moderate land use changes plant functional composition without loss of functional diversity in India's Western Ghats. Ecological Applications 25:17111724. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15-0068.1

Appendix A. Bioclimatic conditions across study plots.

Table A1. Mean and standard deviation across the 14 study plots for 19 bioclimatic variables from Hijmans et al. (2005) used in principal components analysis (PCA) to account for environmental variation. Temperature-related variables are given in degrees Celsius*10 and precipitation-related variables in millimeters.

Bioclimatic variable

Mean

Standard deviation

BIO1: Annual Mean Temperature

214

22

BIO2: Mean Diurnal Range (Mean of monthly (max temp - min temp))

97

6

BIO3: Isothermality (BIO2/BIO7) (*100)

59

1

BIO4: Temperature Seasonality (standard deviation *100)

1619

158

BIO5: Max Temperature of Warmest Month

296

25

BIO6: Min Temperature of Coldest Month

133

26

BIO7: Temperature Annual Range (BIO5-BIO6)

163

11

BIO8: Mean Temperature of Wettest Quarter

208

23

BIO9: Mean Temperature of Driest Quarter

207

26

BIO10: Mean Temperature of Warmest Quarter

235

23

BIO11: Mean Temperature of Coldest Quarter

192

25

BIO12: Annual Precipitation

1001

202

BIO13: Precipitation of Wettest Month

213

16

BIO14: Precipitation of Driest Month

15

11

BIO15: Precipitation Seasonality (Coefficient of Variation)

71

10

BIO16: Precipitation of Wettest Quarter

444

51

BIO17: Precipitation of Driest Quarter

51

34

BIO18: Precipitation of Warmest Quarter

230

47

BIO19: Precipitation of Coldest Quarter

182

51

Literature cited

Hijmans, R. J., S. E. Cameron, J. L. Parra, P. G. Jones, and A. Jarvis. 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25:1965–1978.

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