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These data correspond to a sampling of woody species regenerating under Vachellia caven matorral in Chile, conducted during 2019. These include 69 species between trees, shrub and vines in 17 locations.

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Velasco N (2020): regeneration_species_in_vachellia_caven_matorral. v1.3. Laboratorio de Ecología Geográfica - Universidad de Chile. Dataset/Occurrence. http://gbif-chile.mma.gob.cl/ipt/resource?r=regeneration_species_in_vachellia_caven_matorral&v=1.3


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Nicolas Velasco
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PhD Candidate
Laboratorio de Ecología Geográfica - Universidad de Chile
San Ignacio de Loyola 3452
8910140 Santiago
Región Metropolitana
Nicolás Velasco
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PhD Candidate
Universidad de Chile

Geographic Coverage

Area of Mediterranean Central Chile, with extension to the semi-dry coastal desert and template forest. In locations, from Copiapó to Chillan

Bounding Coordinates South West [-39.775, -74.268], North East [-24.447, -68.643]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-01-27 / 2019-08-18

Project Data

To assess the ecological effect of Vachellia caven across its Southern American distribution, we recorded in 17 locations in Chile the woody species regenerating in mixed forest or matorral where the scope species is commonly present.

Title Ecological and functional differentiation in a plant species with disjunct distribution: morphology, niche, and ecological function of Acacia caven var. caven at west and east of the Andes
Funding Beca de Doctorado Nacional 2017 - CONICYT Beca de movilidad de Posgrado - Red de Macro Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe
Study Area Description Distribution of Vachellia caven in South America, across Chile. These include Mediterranean climate, with xeric and temperate plant communities

The personnel involved in the project:

Nicolas Velasco
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Sampling Methods

Between 10 to 15 Vachellia caven trees (replicates) were selected in each location, and in all, we recorded the woody species regenerating. These include from seedlings, saplings to mature plant, under the whole area of the crown projection (canopy). For assessing differences in the plant communities regenerating, we also made the same procedure in a contrasting condition. For this, we selected 10 to 15 random outside areas in each location. Outside areas were close to the previous V. caven tree, around 20 m to avoid its shading effect. Each outside area corresponds to contrast for a given V. caven tree.

Study Extent The 17 locations were sampled in one day each. All records were taken before 2019 rainfall events, to prevent seasonal regeneration.

Method step description:

  1. All recorded species were identified in field or through photos for posterior identification in lab. We did not take samples of the identified species to avoid neglecting effects on the regeneration. All individuals regenerating were height measure and corresponding abundances per species/condition/replicate can be requested to the author.

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Alternative Identifiers 891ac910-0096-4c25-ab16-c69cfaf956fe