beetle {asbio}R Documentation

Wood boring beetle data

Description

Saint Germain et al. (2007) modeled the presence absence of a saprophytic wood boring beetle (Anthophylax attenuatus) as a function of the wood density of twenty-four decaying aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) in Western Quebec Canada.

Usage

data(beetle)

Format

A data frame with 24 observations on the following 4 variables.

Snag

Snag identifier

Yrs.since.death

The number of years since death, determined using dendrochronological methods.

Wood.density

The density of the decaying wood (dry weight/volume) in units of g cm-3.

ANAT

Beetle presence/absence (1/0)

Source

Saint-Germain, M., Drapeau, P., and C. Buddle (2007) Occurrence patterns of aspen- feeding wood-borers (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) along the wood decay gradient: active selection for specific host types or neutral mechanisms? Ecological Entomology 32: 712-721.


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