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French Mediterranean post‐agricultural succession

Source of data

Garnier et al. (2004): Table 5 for env. variables, Vile et al. (2006): Supplementary material for sp. composition and RGR

Description of the dataset

From Vile et al. (2006): “Twelve old‐fields located in southern France (43°51′N, 3°56′E, 100–160 m a.s.l.) in a subhumid Mediterranean climate were selected for study. All fields were located within a 4×4 km2, on soils of similar texture and physico‐chemical properties. Previously, all these fields were vineyards which, following vine removal, were abandoned 2–42 years prior to our study”


Southern France, 43°51′N 3°56′E, elevation 100-160 m a.s.l.

Environmental variables

Name of variable Description
PLOT plot number

Data for download

File name File type Description
vltava.xlsx Excel file Contains species × sample matrix, environmental variables, explanation of species abbreviations and metadata
vltava-spe.txt tab-delimited txt format Sample × species matrix (97 samples in rows, 274 species in columns)

Compositional and environmental data (for all species)

vltava.spe <- read.delim ('', row.names = 1)
vltava.env <- read.delim ('')


  • Garnier, E., Cortez, J., Billès, G. et al. 2004. Plant functional markers capture ecosystem properties during secondary succession. Ecology 85: 2630–2637. (pdf)
  • Vile, D., Shipley, B. & Garnier, E. 2006. Ecosystem productivity can be predicted from potential relative growth rate and species abundance. Ecology Letters 9: 1061–1067 (pdf)
en/data/succession.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/18 19:34 by David Zelený