Trinder, S.; Askew, A. P.; Whitlock, R.

Reproductive and early-acting life-history traits in the perennial grass Festuca ovina exposed to drought conditions

The dataset provides measurement of timing of germination and seed mass in the F1 progeny, the P1 paternal contribution to F1 offspring (paternal reproductive success), and assesses the effects of flowering time on the mating system for Festuca ovina (F. ovina) after seventeen years of in-situ experimental drought treatment.

The study was conducted at the Buxton Climate Change Impacts Laboratory (BCCIL) and began in July 2010.

Publication date: 2020-04-15

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Trinder, S.; Askew, A. P.; Whitlock, R. (2020). Reproductive and early-acting life-history traits in the perennial grass Festuca ovina exposed to drought conditions. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/65c14df6-b762-441c-8d8d-9112f7350f03

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2010-07-01    to    2012-10-30

Provenance & quality

In July 2010, thirty individuals of F. ovina were collected from the drought and control plots at BCCIL, using a spatially stratified, randomised sampling design, from each of these climate environments (drought and control; six individuals per plot, per environment). Physically connected bunches of 4–8 tillers were recovered from each sampled plant and potted in cell trays in John Innes No. 1 compost. These clonal lines were subsequently allowed to establish in 3 L pots containing a 3:1 mix of John Innes No. 1 potting compost and medium grade Perlite at Ness Botanic Gardens, University of Liverpool, UK. They were maintained by biomass clipping 25 mm above the soil surface in September to mimic grazing and to promote clonal growth, and by seed head removal during July 2011, to prevent self-seeding. The clonal lines received natural rainfall, supplemented with a pumped ground-water supply in dry periods. Hereafter, these 59 field-collected clonal lines (one individual died following collection) are referred to as the parental or P1 plants.

For further details of method and sampling regime. please see the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Raj Whitlock
University of Liverpool
 r.whitlock@liverpool.ac.uk

Authors

Trinder, S.
University of Warwick
Askew, A. P.
University of Liverpool
Whitlock, R.
University of Liverpool

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
Festuca ovina Sheep's fescue
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
16 April 2020 12:27