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Table 3 Table of variables for the 9 common species in the 3 locations including levels of herbivory. N, P, K, and ADF: % dry weight, H2 O: % fresh weight, tannins: Merk tannic acid equivalents. Superscript refers to Estimated Marginal Means post-hoc analysis between sites with different letters significantly different at P < 0.05, 'a' refers to lowest value. YFEL = area of the youngest fully extended leaf

From: Relative effects of mammal herbivory and plant spacing on seedling recruitment following fire and mining

Species Pre fence removal height (cm) Pre fence removal shoot mass (g) Leaf area (mm2) YFEL LMA (μg mm-2) H2O N P K Tannins ADF Plants eaten (%)
Whiteman Park            
Acacia alata 31.1 0.41 66 72 50.6 1.33a 0.04a 0.60a 5.38a 31.7a 81
Acacia pulchella 48.6 1.97 45 104 37.7 1.63a 0.03a 0.47a 8.35a 28.1a 42
Allocasuarina fraseriana 20.2 0.38 112 249 59.8 1.06b 0.05a 0.92a 9.07a 40.4a 71
Cyathochaeta avenacea 11.2 0.04 101 167 55.8 1.37a 0.04a 0.74a 2.30a 38.2a 100
Mirbelia dilatata 32.4 0.45 108 107 63.1 1.25a 0.03a 0.51a 0.14a 39.4a 86
Austrodanthonia caespitosa 43.6 0.36 85 162 33.1 0.78a 0.03a 0.41a 0.44a 39.5a 100
Sphaerolobium vimineum 15.5 0.09 14 398 58.0 1.18a 0.03a 0.55a 0.59a 46.3a 100
Xanthorrhoea gracilis 10.7 0.04 105 143 58.1 1.00a 0.08a 0.70a 1.79a 37.9a 98
Xanthorrhoea preissii 9.6 0.04 113 166 60.4 0.97a 0.08b 0.51a 1.83a 27.7a 98
Huntly Mine            
Acacia alata 42.8 1.97 450 188 52.2 1.90b 0.10c 1.00b 4.32a 38.3a 99
Acacia pulchella 71.5 0.89 100 216 51.7 1.91b 0.08b 0.86b 5.35a 27.1a 57
Allocasuarina fraseriana 39.3 0.81 68 390 58.2 1.03b 0.04a 0.99a 8.27a 40.6a 99
Cyathochaeta avenacea 19.2 0.15 16.7 110 66.5 1.74b 0.07b 0.94a 2.10a 44.4a 100
Mirbelia dilatata 40.1 0.59 116.7 157 67.1 1.55b 0.07b 0.91b 0.25a 32.9b 93
Austrodanthonia caespitosa 55.7 1.18 516.7 456 51.6 0.94a 0.05b 0.68b 0.22a 39.8a 100
Sphaerolobium vimineum 19.0 0.29 200 300 70.5 1.47b 0.06b 1.62b 0.56a 39.7a 100
Xanthorrhoea gracilis 24.6 0.45 41.7 40 58.8 1.12a 0.11b 0.72a 1.53a 26.8b 98
Xanthorrhoea preissii 43.9 0.26 29.2 114 62.3 0.87a 0.06a 0.60a 1.84a 23.3a 99
Boddington Mine            
Acacia alata 47.4 0.38 428.9 100 61.7 1.51a 0.07b 0.85b 6.03a 38.1a 79
Acacia pulchella 68.5 0.44 65.8 85 55.6 1.57a 0.05b 0.83b 5.83a 32.2b 76
Allocasuarina fraseriana 13.4 0.13 61.3 139 62.0 0.79a 0.17b 0.81a 8.81a 42.7a 100
Cyathochaeta avenacea ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Mirbelia dilatata 35.6 0.35 164.5 87 72.4 1.68b 0.11c 1.00b 0.38a 31.0b 84
Austrodanthonia caespitosa 47.4 0.92 123.0 105 64.8 0.96a 0.07b 0.69b 0.49a 35.3a 100
Sphaerolobium vimineum ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Xanthorrhoea gracilis 9.5 0.05 206.4 72 67.6 0.93a 0.13c 0.61a 1.39a 33.8b 95
Xanthorrhoea preissii 13.5 0.08 227.0 78 51.8 0.86a 0.11b 0.58a 1.96a 26.8a 98