Matrix population models from 20 studies of perennial plant populations

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Demographic transition matrices are one of the most commonly applied population models for both basic and applied ecological research. The relatively simple framework of these models and simple, easily interpretable summary statistics they produce have prompted the wide use of these models across an exceptionally broad range of taxa. Here, we provide annual transition matrices and observed stage structures/population sizes for 20 perennial plant species which have been the focal species for long-term demographic monitoring. These data were assembled as part of the "Testing Matrix Models" working group through the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). In sum, these data represent 82 populations with >460 total population-years of data. It is our hope that making these data available will help promote and improve our ability to monitor and understand plant population dynamics.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Matrix population models from 20 studies of perennial plant populations
Series title Ecology
DOI 10.1890/11-1052.1
Volume 93
Issue 4
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher ESA
Publisher location Ithaca, NY
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Ecology
First page 951
Last page 951
Country United States
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