Ecological Archives E087-161-A3

Joseph S. Elkinton, Dylan Parry, and George H. Boettner. 2006. Implicating an introduced generalist parasitoid in the invasive browntail moth's enigmatic demise. Ecology 87:2664–2672.

Appendix C (Table C1). A summary of line transect vegetation survey of three habitat types with and without browntail moth.

Habitat

Infested with BTM

Mean no. species (SE)

Mean % cover (SE)

Five most dominant species
(in terms of plant cover)

 

 

 

 

Sand Dune

Yes

6.167

19.85

Deschampsia flexuosa (common hairgrass)

 

 

(1.078)

(3.496)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

 

 

 

 

Ammophila abreviligulata (beachgrass)

 

 

 

 

Myrica pennsylvanica (northern bayberry)

 

 

 

 

Schizachrium scoparium (little bluestem)

         

Coastal Scrub

Yes

13.5

40.99

Quercus velutina (black oak)

 

 

(1.688)

(3.337)

Deschampsia flexuosa (common hairgrass)

 

 

 

 

Prunus maritima (beach plum)

 

 

 

 

Smilax rotundifolia (common catbrier)

 

 

 

 

Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)

         

Coastal Scrub

No

11.5

38.87

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. Coactillis (bearberry)

 

 

(0.562)

(2.333)

Deschampsia flexuosa (common hairgrass)

 

 

 

 

Carex pennsylvanica ( Pennsylvania sedge)

 

 

 

 

Prunus serotina (black cherry)

 

 

 

 

Pinus rigida (pitch pine)

         

Inland

No

10.83

39.91

Pinus rigida (pitch pine)

 

 

(2.442)

(4.137)

Deschampsia flexuosa (common hairgrass)

 

 

 

 

Quercus velutina (black oak)

 

 

 

 

Quercus ilicifolia (scrub oak)

       

Rubus species (blackberry)



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