Dataset-Repetitive desiccation events weaken a salt marsh mutualism
datasetposted on 18.12.2019, 06:48 by Marlous Derksen-Hooijberg, Christine Angelini, Jasper R. H. Hoogveld, Leon P. M. Lamers, Annieke Borst, Alfons Smolders, Sarah Fay Harpenslager, Laura L. Govers, Tjisse van der Heide
This dataset contains the data from a field experiment that was conducted from April 2014 till August 2014. We crossed the presence of mussels and snails with a desiccation treatment to test the hypotheses that: 1) multiple chemical stressors accumulate after each successive desiccation event, 2) mussels facilitate cordgrass by mitigating chemical stressors, and 3) snails reduce cordgrass’ resilience to withstand these stressors over time. The first data sheet shows data on cordgrass growth, mussels, chemical porewater and plant characteristics averaged per experimental plot. The second data sheet displays chemical porewater concentrations in four consecutive months. The third data sheet shows data about temperature en relative humidity.