This R package was designed to transform long-term quadrat maps that show plant occurrence and size into demographic data that can be used to answer questions about population and community ecology.
We used size-based integral projection models (IPMs) to examine the population dynamics of Oenothera coloradensis, a rare, endemic, monocarpic perennial forb, and determined whether any of five proposed demographic mechanisms for rare species persistence were acting in populations of this species.
Is a coauthor on a manuscript asking for your feedback on a manuscript they created on Overleaf? Do you have no idea what to do next? This is a short ‘how-to’ guide to using Overleaf to leave feedback and comments as a collaborator. If you’re looking for comprehensive guidance for using Overleaf to author documents, this isn’t necessarily the guide for you. There are many great resources that already exist for that purpose!
In this project, we synthesized 15 years of demographic data and species-level traits in a shortgrass steppe to determine whether the effects of leaf and root traits on growth and survival depend on seasonal water availability.
plantTracker, my R package to generate demographic and local neighborhood data from repeat maps of stationary organisms, can now be downloaded easily from CRAN. I’d love for you to try it out!