Ecological Archives E085-065-A4

Elizabeth A. DeMattia, Lisa M. Curran, and Beverly J. Rathcke. 2004. Effects of small rodents and large mammals on Neotropical seeds. Ecology 85:2161–2170.

Appendix D. Differences in C. racemosa, B. costaricanum, and V. koshnyi seed predation rates in 2001 to 2002 and by treatment and by year.

Table D1. Differences in C. racemosa, B. costaricanum, and V. koshnyi seed predation rates in 2001 to 2002.

Species

SR 2002 vs. SR 2001

LMSR 2002 vs. LMSR 2001

CLOSED 2002 vs. CLOSED 2001

C. racemosa

0.661 × less**

.666 × less**

1.99 × higher

B. costaricanum

0.35 × less

1.02 × higher

8.61 × higher***

V. koshnyi

7.26 × higher ***

1.853 × higher*

n/a†

* P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001

† no destruction rate because 99% of all seeds survived

 

Table D2. Differences in C. racemosa, B. costaricanum, and V. koshnyi seed predation rates: by treatment and by year.

Species

Year

LMSR vs. SR

CLOSED vs. SR

C. racemosa

June 2001

1.12 × higher

0.931 × less***

 

June 2002

1.012 × higher

0.555 × less

B. costaricanum

March 2001

1.09 × higher

.0.834 × less***

 

Feb. 2002

1.26 × higher

0.278 × less

V. koshnyi

June 2001

1.59 × higher

0.962 × less***

 

Feb. 2002

5.99 × higher***

1.00 × higher

* P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001



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