Appendix D. Results of the PCA, RDA with three environmental drivers and seven traits.
TABLE D1. Results of principal component analysis (PCA) of the site-trait matrix (156 sites × 7 traits). The explained variance is shown as well as the trait scores. Abbreviations of traits: Leaf nitrogen content (LNC), leaf phosphorus content (LPC), specific leaf area (SLA), seed mass of the germinule (SM_g), maximum canopy height (maxCH), relative growth rate (RGR), germination onset (GO).
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TABLE D2. Results of the RDA with the relevé-traits (156 sites × 7 traits) constrained by 2 environmental factors (measured TSD and measured Soil C/P and Soil C/N). The cumulative explained variance of the constrained axis, and the scores of the environmental constraints are shown.
FIG. D1. Principal component analysis (PCA) of a plot-trait matrix (8988 relevés × 7 traits). For each plot, a trait mean was calculated for all seven traits. Each plot mean is a dot in the figure (for details see main article).