Antonieto, F.A.; Assis, R.L.; Hartley, I.P.; Di Ponzio, R.; Quesada, C.A.

Seedlings leaf loss by herbivory in a fertilized forest in Central Amazonia (2019 - 2020)

Data are presented showing for individual seedling, herbivory damage at the leaf level; galls, pathogens, trail herbivory presence/absence qualitative data; and leaf mortality. Data were collected in each leaf from a plot based fertilisation experiment. The experiment was carried out at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) approximately 100 km north of Manaus.
Data were collected bimonthly from February 2019 to January 2020, by the dataset first author. Leaf loss in percentage was made using the choice for direct visual estimate. We also followed the recommendations proposed by the authors, sectoring the leaves with a millimetre grid, improving measurement accuracy. The presence of Galls, pathogens and trail herbivory presence/absence qualitative data were also collected in each leaf.
The work was carried out as part of the Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Award reference NE/L007223/1, the Brazilian government (Researcher scholarship) and the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP - logistical support and camps maintanance).

Publication date: 2020-04-27

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You must cite: Antonieto, F.A.; Assis, R.L.; Hartley, I.P.; Di Ponzio, R.; Quesada, C.A. (2020). Seedlings leaf loss by herbivory in a fertilized forest in Central Amazonia (2019 - 2020). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/2b8029ff-ddf5-47b2-9231-5fa0cbb6cd41

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2019-04-01    to    2020-01-31

Provenance & quality

Within each subplot, all individuals of plants over 20 centimetres in height and with a diameter at ground height (DGH) greater than 1 centimetre were identified and marked. On each individual, the closest 10 mature leaves to the apical yolk were marked with permanent ink and followed them bimonthly to analyse the herbivory damage at the leaf level, galls, pathogens and trail herbivory presence/absence qualitative data also collected in each leaf. Data were collected bimonthly, over a period of 12 months, totaling six replicates in each subplot, four in the rainy season and two in the dry season. The data were recorded on field sheets. This data was then transferred to an Excel spreadsheet. The data was exported as a comma-separated file for ingestion at the EIDC.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX) in Central Amazon, Brazil (2017 - 2020)

Correspondence/contact details

Antonieto, F.A.
National Institute of Amazonian Research
 faantonieto@gmail.com
Assis, R.L.
University of Oslo
 rafale.assis@gmail.com

Authors

Antonieto, F.A.
National Institute of Amazonian Research
Assis, R.L.
University of Oslo
Hartley, I.P.
University of Exeter
Di Ponzio, R.
National Institute of Amazonian Research
Quesada, C.A.
National Institute of Amazonian Research

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Amazon,  Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX),  Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project,  Fertilization experiment,  Plot experiment
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L007223/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
01 March 2021 13:23