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Traits and Factors Catalog (TRAFAC): Conifer specialists of North America

Data for journal manuscript: Evolutionary history predicts high‐impact invasions by herbivorous insects

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2020

Citation

Mech, A.M., Thomas, K.A., Havill, N.P., Schulz, A.N., and Tobin, P.C., 2020, Traits and Factors Catalog (TRAFAC): Conifer specialists of North America: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CLFQMI.

Summary

These data were compiled in support of the 'Predicting the next high-impact insect invasion: Elucidating traits and factors determining the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants' project, supported by the U.S. Geological Survey John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis. The project working group compiled data for non-native insects herbivorous on three or fewer North American conifer families. Data were synthesized from existing resources for a variety of insect traits, traits of their North American conifer host trees, divergence time between the North American host trees and the host tree in the insects' native range, and native insects that feed on the same North American host conifer [...]

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Purpose

The purpose of these data are to census non‐native insects, using published lists (Aukema et al., 2010; Yamanaka et al., 2015), and identify 58 conifer specialists currently established in North America that feed on hosts in Cupressaceae, Pinaceae, and/or Taxaceae. Our literature review revealed 49 North American conifer species (NA_Host) that were fed upon by the 58 conifer specialists (Insect). These data support the analysis of the traits and factors that are potentially predictive of the impact of non-native insects herbivorous on three or fewer North American conifers. Four classes of data were collected: Non-native insect traits, North American host conifer traits, divergence time between North American host conifers and host conifers in the insects' native range, and native insects that feed on the North American conifer hosts.

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The author(s) of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9CLFQMI

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