Data underlying the publication: "Identifying trait-based tolerance to sediment dynamics during seedling establishment across eight mangrove species"
Growth and survival data of seedlings of eight mangrove species that were tested during a sediment dynamics experiment. With R script that carries out the analyses described in the paper.
We set out to learn if species have different accretion and erosion thresholds, and if three different traits provide an advantage in establishing in a sedimentary dynamic environment.
We used a mesocosm experiment to create sediment accretion and erosion rates that are common in the mangrove forest fringe pioneer zone and measured how these treatments impact the growth and survival of eight mangrove species that co-occur in south China.
The species cover a range of three propagule traits: successional stage (ranging from low-elevation pioneers to high-elevation climax species), propagule size, and type of embryo developments (non-viviparous, cryptoviviparous or viviparous.