Mesopredator trait and eelgrass data from three sites in Washington State
datasetposted on 30.07.2019 by Collin Gross, Cinde Donoghue, Casey Pruitt, Alan C. Trimble, Jennifer L. Ruesink
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.
This file includes raw count and length data for individual mesopredators collected in the field at three sites in Washington State, across three habitat types in three subsites per site. Except at the first subsite, ten individuals of each species were measured out of the total number counted. The file also includes functional traits assigned to each species observed in seine samples, using information freely available at FishBase and other sources detailed in the manuscript and supplementary material. Functional groups based on Gower distances were calculated using the FD package in R, and are also included here. Finally, we include data on eelgrass morphology including shoot density, biomass, leaf length, sheath length, and sheath width, as well as epiphyte load, measured in 10 0.25m^2 quadrats in eelgrass and edge habitat at each subsite.