Pest suppression due to ant predation

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This datatable is part of the Ant populations dataset. Data supporting the paper Helms IV, J. A., S. E. Ijelu, B. D. Wills, D. A. Landis, and N. M. Haddad. 2020. Ant biodiversity and ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 290:106780

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106780

The data tables document mortality of pest insect eggs in vertebrate exclosures, as well as ant species and the number of ant workers captured in pitfall traps, during the 2018 growing season in LTER forest plots, the Biofuel Cropping System Experiment (BCSE) plots, and the GLBRC Scale-up Experiment.

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Experiment: GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment
Dataset: KBS134
Datatable ID: KBS134-003.18
Core Areas Populations
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Last Updated 2020-07-10
Variate Description Units
plot the plot sampled
station the station sampled
sampling round the sampling round
treatment the treatment
started on the date and time the bait was deployed
ended on the date and time the bait was removed
initial egg number the initial egg number in a bait station number
remaining egg number the number of eggs remaining when the bait station was collected number
mortality the fraction of eggs that were lost 'eggs remaining/eggs initial' dimensionless

Data Excerpt

plot station sampling_round treatment started_on ended_on initial_egg_number remaining_egg_number mortality
DF1 3 1 Forest 2018-05-29 17:50:00 +0000 2018-05-31 17:57:00 +0000 50 27 0.46
DF1 4 1 Forest 2018-05-29 17:54:00 +0000 2018-05-31 18:01:00 +0000 50 24 0.52
DF1 5 1 Forest 2018-05-29 17:58:00 +0000 2018-05-31 18:05:00 +0000 50 28 0.44
DF1 1 2 Forest 2018-06-25 14:47:00 +0000 2018-06-27 14:17:00 +0000 50 3 0.94
DF1 2 2 Forest 2018-06-25 14:54:00 +0000 2018-06-27 14:19:00 +0000 50 4 0.92
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