aq.trans: Annual transition data for Aquilegia in the southwestern US

Description Usage Format Details Source See Also Examples

Description

Transition data listing stages and fates from Aquilegia chrysantha in Fillmore Canyon, Organ Mountains, New Mexico, 1996-2003.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 1637 observations on the following 9 variables.

plot

Plot number

year

Staring year of census

plant

Plant id number

stage

Initial stage class with ordered factor levels seed < recruit < small < large < flower.

leaf

Total number of leaves

rose

Total number of rosettes

fruits

Total number of mature fruits

fate

Final stage class or fate with levels seed < recruit < small < large < flower < dead

rose2

Final number of rosettes

Details

The five stage classes include seeds in the seed bank, new recruits or seedlings, small vegetative plants with 1 rosette, large vegetative plants with 2 or more rosettes, and flowering plants. Stage classes were assigned to census plants using a combination of status and size data recorded in the field. See demo(stage.classify) for more details.

Source

Data set owners: Brook Milligan, Chris Stubben, Allan Strand

See Also

aq.census

Examples

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data(aq.trans)
head(aq.trans,3)

sv<-table(aq.trans$stage, aq.trans$year)
addmargins(sv)
stage.vector.plot(sv[-1,], prop=FALSE, main="Aquilegia stage vectors")

## plot proportions with barplot
## use xpd to draw legend outside plot boundaries
op<-par(mar=c(5,4,4,1), xpd=TRUE)
x<-barplot(prop.table(sv[-1,],2), las=1,
xlab="Year", ylab="Proportion in stage class", 
col=rainbow(4), ylim=c(0,1), xaxt='n', space=.5)
yrs<-substr(colnames(sv),3,4)
axis(1,x, yrs)
legend(2.7,1.25, rev(rownames(sv)[-1]), fill=rev(rainbow(4)), bty='n', ncol=2)
par(op)

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