J. Sean Doody, Rebekah Soanes, Christina M. Castellano, David Rhind, Brian Green, Colin R. McHenry, and Simon Clulow. 2015. Invasive toads shift predator–prey densities in animal communities by removing top predators. Ecology 96:2544–2554. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1332.1


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Raw data file for statistical analyses of the effects of the presence/absence of invasive toads on counts of lizards, snakes, and crocodiles; and for the influence of declines in monitor lizards on the fledging success of finches.
Ecological Archives E096-224-S1.

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J. Sean Doody
University of Tennessee
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
569 Dabney Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1610, USA
jseandoody@gmail.com

Rebekah Soanes
Monash University
Department of Biological Sciences
Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia

Christina M. Castellano
Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA

David Rhind
Monash University
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia

Brian Green
University of Canberra
Institute for Applied Ecology
Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia

Colin McHenry
Monash University
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia

Simon Clulow
University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia


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data.csv (MD5: 6ffb77913bb9109caa9abdd3f08c760d)

Description

The year column indicates the year in which the survey was conducted. Survey# refers to the number of the survey within a year (there were five surveys per year). Toads refers to whether toads were absent (a) or present (p). Mean air temp denotes mean air temperature for each survey, calculated as the mean of five temperature taken throughout the day. Mean water temp denotes mean air temperature for each survey, calculated as the mean of five temperature taken throughout the day. Mean temp differential denotes mean temperature differential and refers to the difference between the air and water temperature at a given time (means are then calculated for the five values per survey). Mitchells, mertens, crocs, gilberts, tree snakes, and panoptes refers to counts for each of those species, per survey.

The second set of data is to examine the effects of declines in monitor lizards on fledging success of crimson finches. The year column indicates the year of survey. Data for mitchells and mertens are mean counts for the year, and finches refers to fledging success for that year.