Sling Project: initial information

We searched for seedlings each spring 2007-2013 inside circles. This page has information about each of the circles and each of the seedlings that we found within. Here we post metadata and data for three two tables related to the individual seedlings found, the initial circles searched, and the previous season’s mating scene for maternal plants in circles searched in the sling project.

This dataset has been called “T1” or All Seedlings Found in Spring.

This file contains one record for every seedling initially found as a seedling in spring of the “seedling search year” as well as information about the maternal plant.

slingCd: unique identifier for each seedling in the format, “siteName-searchYear-matPlant#-slingID” (character). This identifier remains unique for each plant (each sling) across the entire experiment–all years & all sites.
focalCd: this is a unique identifier for each circle. It is unique to the year the maternal plant or random point was searched for seedlings. In the format, “siteName-searchYear-matPlant#” (character)
cohortYr: year the seedling was originally found* (integer)

*cohortYr is coming soon!

This dataset has been called “T3” or All Circles Searched in Spring.

This file contains one record about each circle in which we searched for seedlings. A “circle” is an area contered around a maternal plant or a random location. After the initial search, we used circle to orient future sling refinding efforts.

focalCd: this is a unique identifier for each circle. It is unique to the year the maternal plant or random point was searched for seedlings. In the format, “siteName-searchYear-matPlant#” (character)
type: “plant” or “random” – most circles we searched were centered on a maternal plant that flowered in the previous year (“plant”), but some were centered around random points chosen to gauge how much achenes disperse outside of where we search around plants (“random”) (character)
aka: remnant plant ID. Akas are assigned to individual plants in remnants, and this ID is maintained among years. Because it is retained among years, a circle may have a duplicate aka if we searched around that maternal plant in different years. However, the focalCd would be different (character)
slingCt: the number of seedlings found in spring during initial seedling searches (integer)
radius: radius (cm) of the circle searched during initial seedling searches (numeric)
problem: problem with identity of circle and seedlings in it / 1 = problem, 0 = no problem (binary)
note: notes about circle or problem (character)

This dataset has been called “T4” or Mating Scene Characteristics of All Circles Searched.

data and metadata coming later

slingMatingScenes.csv will remain the most up to date link to this dataset.


11/02/2020 gk

This is the first post for data relating to sling initial: T1 & T3

slingInitialSlings.csv will remain the most up to date link to the T1 dataset.
slingInitialSlings20201102.csv is a permanent link to this version of the dataset.

slingAllCircles.csv will remain the most up to date link to the T3 dataset.
slingAllCircles20201102.csv is a permanent link to this version of the dataset.