Jayne L. Jonas, Deborah A. Buhl, and Amy J. Symstad. 2015. Impacts of weather on long-term patterns of plant richness and diversity vary with location and management. Ecology 96:24172432. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1989.1


Complete relative importance values for Shortgrass Steppe.
Ecological Archives E096-213-S9.


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Jayne L. Jonas,1,4,5 Deborah A. Buhl,2 and Amy J. Symstad3

1IAP World Service, Inc.
1739 Fletcher Ave
Lochbuie, CO 80603 USA

2U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street SE
Jamestown, ND 58401 USA

3U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Wind Cave National Park
26611 U.S. Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747 USA

4 Present address: Colorado State University, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
1472 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1472 USA.

5Corresponding author. E-mail: [email protected]

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Relative importance values (RIVs) of weather variables for total species (A) richness and (B) Shannon diversity (H') for Shortgrass Steppe. RIVs are calculated as the sum of Akaike weights (wi) across all models in which a given variable appeared. See Appendix B for description of all a priori models and Supplement 8 for all results of AICC analyses. CV = coefficient of variation, sum = summer, spr = spring, win = winter, PPT = precipitation, TEMP = temperature, t_1 = season preceding growing season (spring and summer) when plants were sampled.