Field observations of Plethodon climbing behavior
datasetposted on 27.03.2018 by Alexander Novarro
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
Data was collected in the field and the file was created using Microsoft Excel. The column headings are as follows: site initials (DCA = Dismal Creek A, DCB = Dismal Creek B, HB = Hunter's Branch, WR = Wind Rock, and WSP = War Spur Trail); transect (identifier for each 15x3m survey transect), survey (survey number, 1-3), date (date of survey), start_time (time of survey initiation), stop_time (time of survey completion), species (Plethodon species name), count (total individuals observed on a given survey), count_climbing (number of individuals found climbing on a given survey), count_ground (number of individuals found not climbing or on the ground on a given survey), community (denotes whether P. montanus was native, introduced, or absent at the specified site), trees (total number of trees > 3cm dbh in the transect), understory_mean (mean % understory cover in the transect).