2021 Update: Seed addition transects in remnants

In 2021, Team Echinacea established 76 transects (each 4 m long) across 32 patches of remnant prairie in the study area. Transect locations were determined by generating an ordered list of random points (random integers corresponding with MN state plane coordinate system) within each remnant and selecting the first 2-4 random points that were located within ~5m of an adult Echinacea but avoided dense patches of flowering plants where we may have difficulty distinguishing experimental seedlings from natural recruits. Each transect originating at a random point is 4-m long and contains four 1-m segments. Most transects extend North from the random point but some extend East (in sites where North-South transects may span an entire ditch). One segment per transect was chosen at random to be planted in fall 2021 and one transect chosen at random to be planted during fall 2022.

  • Start year: 2021
  • Location: 32 patches of remnant prairie in and around Solem Township, MN
  • Overlaps with: Fire and seedling fitness in remnants
  • Data collected: locations for seed addition transects: ~echinaceagis/remSeedAdditionExpt/remSeedExptTransectLocations.csv
  • Samples or specimens collected: NA
  • Products: Stay tuned!

You can read more about the seed addition transects in remnants, as well as links to prior flog entries about this experiment, on the background page for this experiment.


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