Status: 

Ongoing

Title

Canopy Trimming Experiment (CTE) Walking Stick Data
Summary

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/0a67257ba4cfe46fceb3da63145ad221

Short name: 

LUQMetadata193

Data set ID: 

193

Abstract: 

The objective of these data is to determine how green litter deposition and canopy opening associated with a hurricane independently and jointly affect population dynamics of walking sticks (Lamponius portoricensis).

Dates
Date Range: 
2003-07-29 00:00:00 to 2016-07-25 00:00:00

Publication Date: 

2017-03-25 00:00:00
People

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Christopher P. Bloch Role: Associated Researcher
Name: Steven J. Presley Role: Associated Researcher
Name: Brian Klingbeil Role: Associated Researcher
Methodology

Methods: 

Plots were sampled during two time periods each year from 2003-2012 and only during the wet season thereafter: March (“Dry” season) and July or August (“Wet” season). During each sampling period, there were 3-4 nocturnal surveys of each CTE plot. Researchers were randomly assigned to subplots within each plot. Each time a subplot was sampled, the surveyor spent 15 minutes searching all exposed surfaces (e.g., vegetation, rocks, leaf litter, soil surface) within the boundary of the subplot for snails and slugs. All surveyors were instructed to minimize trampling damage to the plots by using walkways whenever possible, to avoid at all costs stepping in the seedling plots, and to avoid disturbing the plots by sifting through leaf litter, turning over rocks or dead wood, etc. Walking sticks (Lamponius portoricensis) were located and identified as juveniles, adult males, or adult females, whenever possible, they were not removed from their substrate. Block A was not sampled in March of 2005 because the experimental treatments were underway.

Status: 

Ongoing

Time Period: 

Long-Term

Periodicity: 

Annually
Categories

EML is valid: 

Yes