Ecological Archives M084-024-A8

Kirk O. Winemiller, Carmen G. Montaña, Daniel L. Roelke, James B. Cotner, José Vicente Montoya, Luzmila Sanchez, Maria Mercedes Castillo, Craig A. Layman. 2014. Pulsing hydrology determines top-down control of basal resources in a tropical river–floodplain ecosystem. Ecological Monographs 84:621–635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-1822.1

Appendix H (Table H1). Results of ANOVA for experiments testing effects of fish exclusion on the biovolume of two dominant algae taxa (Diatomophyceae, Zygnematophyceae) on tiles and three dominant meiofauna taxa (Rotifers, Crustacea, Insecta) within sand in two habitat types of the Cinaruco River during falling, low, and rising periods of the annual hydrologic cycle.

Dependent variable

Independent variable

  F

df

P

Diatomophyceae

Habitats

0.13

1, 80

0.719

 

Periods

7.59

2, 80

0.001

 

Treatments

 16.67

2, 80

<0.0001

 

Interaction

2.07

4, 80

0.092

Zygnematophyceae

Habitats

3.96

1, 80

0.050

 

Periods

2.55

2, 80

0.084

 

Treatments

0.62

2, 80

0.543

 

Interaction

1.02

4, 80

0.402

Rotifera

Habitats

0.07

1, 80

0.784

 

Periods

 37.35

2, 80

<0.0001

 

Treatments

1.41

2, 80

0.250

 

Interaction

0.34

4, 80

0.849

Crustacea

Habitats

0.08

1, 80

0.777

 

Periods

 19.67

2, 80

<0.0001

 

Treatments

0.73

2, 80

0.484

 

Interaction

0.30

4, 80

0.879

Insecta

Habitats

7.25

1, 80

0.009

 

Periods

4.90

2, 80

0.010

 

Treatments

3.09

2, 80

0.051

 

Interaction

2.75

4, 80

0.034


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