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Data from: The role of trait combination in the conspicuousness of fruit display among bird-dispersed plants

Mariano Ordano, Pedro G. Blendinger, Silvia B. Lomáscolo, Natacha P. Chacoff, Mariano S. Sánchez, María G. Núñez-Montellano, Julieta Jiménez, Román A. Ruggera & Mariana Valoy
In visually-driven seed dispersal mutualisms, natural selection should promote plant strategies that maximize fruit visibility to dispersers. Plants might increase seed dispersal profitability by increasing conspicuousness of fruit display, understood as a plant strategy to maximize fruit detectability by seed dispersers. The role of different plant traits in fruit choice and consumption by seed dispersers has been broadly studied. However, there is no clear evidence about the importance of the traits that increase conspicuousness of...

Analysis of Estimation of Parameters in 3P-Weibull KJc Distribution: Sample Size Effect

Diego Omar ALIAS, Juan Elías PEREZ IPIÑA & Carlos BEREJNOI
The minimum sample size for a good estimation of the parameters in both three-parameter Weibull KJc distribution (3P-W) and ASTM E1921 methods was analyzed. Additionally, the estimations provided by maximum likelihood (ML) and linear regression (LR) were compared. Fracture toughness sets with different sample sizes were randomly generated following a 3P-W with parameters corresponding to experimental datasets from the Euro round robin fracture toughness test. Then, LR and ML were applied to the sets and...

Biometric conversion factors as a unifying platform for comparative assessment of invasive freshwater bivalves

Neil Coughlan, Eoghan Cunningham, Ross Cuthbert, Patrick Joyce, Pedro Anastacio, Filipe Banha, Nicolás Bonel, Stephanie Bradbeer, Elizabeta Briski, Vincent Butitta, Zuzana Čadková, Jaimie Dick, Karel Douda, Lawrence Eagling, Noé Ferreira-Rodríguez, Leandro Hünicken, Mattias Johansson, Louise Kregting, Anna Labecka, Deliang Li, Florencia Liquin, Jonathan Marescaux, Todd Morris, Patrycja Nowakowska, Małgorzata Ożgo … & Francisco Sylvester
1. Invasive bivalves continue to spread and negatively impact freshwater ecosystems worldwide. As different metrics for body size and biomass are frequently used within the literature to standardise bivalve related ecological impacts (e.g. respiration and filtration rates), the lack of broadly applicable conversion equations currently hinders reliable comparison across bivalve populations. To facilitate improved comparative assessment amongst studies originating from disparate geographic locations, we report body size and biomass conversion equations for six invasive freshwater...

Biofouling data from underwater surveys of commercial ships in Canada

Francisco Sylvester, Farrah Chan & Sarah Bailey
Ship biofouling is a major vector for the introduction and spread of harmful marine species globally. Comprehensive underwater sampling and video recording of ship hulls was conducted to assess biofouling extent (percent cover, total abundance and species richness) on a subset of ships arriving to Canadian waters. The dataset includes underwater biofouling assessments from 53 commercial ships arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia (20 international ships), Vancouver, British Columbia (20 international ships) during 2007–2009, and Churchill,...

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