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Abundance Ranking of Ferns
Fern diversity was assessed at the subplot level at each FHM plot. Every species found within the boundaries of a subplot was identified and then each species was given a ranking based on its abundance. Abundance was quantified using a scale that ranged from 1-5, with 1 representing the presence of one or two individuals and 5 representing that total ground cover consisted almost entirely of the species in question.
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Field Name Caption Description Additional Information Abundance_(1-5) Abundance_(1-5)
Measurement of abundance of present ferns on plots. 1= 0-5%, 2= 5-15%, 3= 15-30%, 4= 30-50%, 5= >50%.
Measurement type: Nominal Plot Plot
The Forest Health Monitoring Plot where sample was taken.
Measurement type: Nominal Species Species
Species of fern present.
Measurement type: Nominal Subplot Subplot
The subplot where study was completed.
Measurement type: Nominal
Equipment and software used to collect data, including how that equipment was used.
No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset
The spatial extent of the dataset site coverage, and descriptions of the spatial extent and context for the data collection
No site characteristics recorded for this dataset