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A method for reconstructing temporal changes in vegetation functional trait composition using Holocene pollen assemblages - Fig 2

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posted on 2019-05-29, 17:31 authored by Fabio Carvalho, Kerry A. Brown, Martyn P. Waller, M. Jane Bunting, Arnoud Boom, Melanie J. Leng

Linear relationships between the CWMs of vegetation and modern pollen before (top row, panels a to f) and after (middle row, panels g to l) relative pollen productivity (RPP) adjustment (Tcwand Tacw, respectively) using the 13 pollen types for which RPP estimates were available. The bottom row (panels m to r) shows the relationship between vegetation and modern pollen including all 44 pollen types with and without RPP estimates and with trait data available. Marginal r2 and RMSEP values of linear mixed effects models (LMEs) of the standing vegetation as a function of the modern pollen data are shown in Table 1. Marginal r2 and RMSEP were used to determine how well plot-level mean trait data of the modern pollen assemblages can predict mean trait values of the modern fen vegetation.