Ecological Archives E094-265-A2

Masahiro Aiba, Masatoshi Katabuchi, Hino Takafumi, Shin-ichiro S. Matsuzaki, Takehiro Sasaki, Tsutom Hiura. 2013. Robustness of trait distribution metrics for community assembly studies under the uncertainties of assembly processes. Ecology 94:2873–2885. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-0269.1

Appendix B. Summary of the configuration of the simulation regarding community assembly conditions and related data preparation.

Table B1. Summary of the configuration of the simulation regarding community assembly conditions and related data preparation. In "LL" test,  traits were log-transformed before both the simulation and the calculation of metrics. In "NN" test, traits were untransformed before both the simulation and the calculation of metrics. In "LN" test, traits were log-transformed only before the simulation. In "NL" test, traits were log-transformed before the calculation of metrics. In "Deficit" and "Excess" tests, number of traits for calculation of metrics were deficit and excess, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tests

Species richness

Log-transformation

Sufficiency of analyzed traits

 

 

Assembly

Metrics

 

Assembly

Metrics

Control (LL)

Median

Log

Log

All

All

NN

Median

Normal

Normal

All

All

LN

Median

Log

Normal

All

All

NL

Median

Normal

Log

All

All

Deficit

Median

Log

Log

All

Half

Excess

Median

Log

Log

Half

All

Min

Minimum

Log

Log

All

All

Max

Maximum

Log

Log

 

All

All


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