Investigating the Nurse Effects of dwarf birch on black spruce seedlings during the first year of growth in the Mealy Mountains, Labrador

Black Spruce seedlings were planted under seven different experimental conditions designed to test the effects of canopy cover, Nurse Species, increased nutrients, increased temperature, and vertebrate herbivory on seedling survival and growth rate. Growth of seedlings was measured as biomass, seedling height, number of needles, and the length of the longest needle. An analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) with weighted means will be used to analyze the growth data between treatments and a binomial logistic regression will be used to analyze survival.

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Creator Harper, Karen; Cranston, Brittany; Hermanutz, Luise
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
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Contact lhermanu(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-58.980W, 53.580S, -58.660E, 53.630N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-06-25T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-08-31T00:00:00Z