sumQuadGuilds: sumQuadGuilds: summarizes quadrat species data by guilds

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/sumQuadGuilds.R

Description

This function summarizes output from joinQuadData and calculates average cover and quadrat frequency for each guild. Average cover is corrected for number of quadrats sampled. Guilds are tree, shrub, forb, fern, and graminoid. If herbaceous guild is split, then cover of ferns does not overlap with cover of herbaceous. If herbaceous guild is not split, then cover of herbaceous guild includes fern and other herbaceous (but not graminoid) species cover. Only works for complete events, but does include plots where a few quadrats were not sampled. Germinants are not included in summary.

Usage

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sumQuadGuilds(
  park = "all",
  from = 2006,
  to = 2021,
  QAQC = FALSE,
  panels = 1:4,
  locType = c("VS", "all"),
  speciesType = c("all", "native", "exotic", "invasive"),
  splitHerb = TRUE,
  ...
)

Arguments

park

Combine data from all parks or one or more parks at a time. Valid inputs:

"all"

Includes all parks in the network

"ACAD"

Acadia NP only

"MABI"

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP only

"MIMA"

Minute Man NHP only

"MORR"

Morristown NHP only

"ROVA"

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS only

"SAGA"

Saint-Gaudens NHS only

"SARA"

Saratoga NHP only

"WEFA"

Weir Farm NHS only

from

Year to start analysis, ranging from 2006 to current year

to

Year to stop analysis, ranging from 2006 to current year

QAQC

Allows you to remove or include QAQC events.

FALSE

Default. Only returns visits that are not QAQC visits

TRUE

Returns all visits, including QAQC visits

panels

Allows you to select individual panels from 1 to 4. Default is all 4 panels (1:4). If more than one panel is selected, specify by c(1, 3), for example.

locType

Allows you to only include plots that are part of the GRTS sample design or include all plots, such as deer exclosures.

"VS"

Only include plots that are part of the Vital Signs GRTS sample design

"all"

Include all plots, such as plots in deer exclosures or test plots.

speciesType

Allows you to filter on native, exotic or include all species.

"all"

Default. Returns all species.

"native"

Returns native species only

"exotic"

Returns exotic species only

"invasive"

Returns species on the Indicator Invasive List

splitHerb

TRUE/FALSE. If TRUE (Default), splits the herbaceous group into forb and fern. If FALSE, then resulting data frame will be summarized for tree, shrub, herbaceous, and graminoid guilds.

Value

Returns a data frame with average quadrat cover, percent quadrat frequency and quadrat frequency count for tree, shrub/vine, herbaceous, and graminoid for each plot visit. Data are either summarized for all species, native only, exotic only, or invasive only.

Examples

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importData()

# compile invasive quad data for all parks and most recent survey. Keep ferns in with herbs
inv_guilds <- sumQuadGuilds(speciesType = 'invasive', from = 2015, to = 2018, splitHerb = FALSE)

# compile native quad data for more recent survey in ACAD, with ferns and forbs split in separate guilds
ACAD_guilds <- sumQuadGuilds(speciesType = 'native', from = 2015, to = 2018, splitHerb = TRUE)

KateMMiller/forestNETN documentation built on May 30, 2021, 6:39 a.m.