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The data table will have the number of caterpillars that were found broken down by location, site (transect), and plant #. This will be done for every day that beat sheeting was done. This will potentially tell us the dates where the populations were highest, the habitat where the populations were the highest and even on what plant they were the highest. We will also be able to tell if there is a difference between locations of Raker and Graver.

Location

Site

Habitat

plant

31-May

1-Jun

5-Jun

6-Jun

8-Jun

9-Jun

12-Jun

13-Jun

15-Jun

19-Jun

20-Jun

22-Jun

23-Jun

26-Jun

graver

caretaker field

edge

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker field

edge

2

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker field

edge

3

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker field

edge

4

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker field

edge

5

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer edge

edge

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer edge

edge

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer edge

edge

3

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer edge

edge

4

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

1

 

graver

conifer edge

edge

5

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker interior

interior

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker interior

interior

2

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker interior

interior

3

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker interior

interior

4

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

caretaker interior

interior

5

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer interior

interior

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer interior

interior

2

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

graver

conifer interior

interior

3

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer interior

interior

4

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

graver

conifer interior

interior

5

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

raker

lower

edge

1

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

lower

edge

2

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

lower

edge

3

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

lower

edge

4

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

lower

edge

5

1

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

1

raker

upper

edge

1

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

raker

upper

edge

2

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upper

edge

3

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upper

edge

4

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upper

edge

5

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

down

interior

1

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

down

interior

2

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

down

interior

3

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

down

interior

4

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

down

interior

5

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upslope

interior

1

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upslope

interior

2

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upslope

interior

3

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upslope

interior

4

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

raker

upslope

interior

5

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

                                   

Averages

                                   

graver

caretaker field

edge

                               

graver

conifer edge

edge

                               

graver

caretaker interior

interior

                               

graver

conifer interior

interior

                               

raker

lower

edge

                               

raker

upper

edge

                               

raker

down

interior

                               

raker

upslope

interior

                               

                                   

Sum totals

   

5

0

1

1

3

0

3

2

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0442049.

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