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Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation

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Title
Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2016-11-29
Date Record Modified
2017-05-29
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
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Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Puglisi farm, near Miallo, Queensland, Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    These data provide counts of flowers, fruits, as well as measurement of harvested fruit mass on a cacao farm where trees in plots were treated or untreated with cacao husks, and trees within plots either had ants present or excluded from trees. Trees either received or did not receive supplemental pollen addition.

  2. Type: full

    The research evaluates the effects of the addition of cacao husks to cacao plots on and the addition of artificial pollination, in the presence and absence of Oecophylla smaragdina ants on fruit yields. The findings suggest that the addition of cacao husks increase the rate of pollination, and final yields on the farms. Column titles are Plot (the individual plot identifier), Tree (the individual tree identifier), Husk (present = 1, absent = 0), HP (Hand pollination, present = 1, absent = 0), GTA (1 = ants present, 0 = ants excluded), Sum_flowers (total flowers observed over the 9 sample dates), TOTAL_NP_Cherelles (total number of naturally pollinated cherelles), Harvested_pod_Count_Tree (total harvested fruit count), and Total_POD_WEIGHT_TREE (total harvested fruit mass).

Related Publications
  1. Forbes, Samantha J., Northfield, Tobin D. (2016) Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation. Ecological Applications, 27 (3). pp. 887-899.
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Related Data
  1. Has association with: >> Increased pollinator habitat enhances predator conservation
    • ID: 95fa7f7fad13d7178c071b399c93fa10
  2. Has association with: >> Oecophylla smaragdina ants provide pest control in Australian cacao
    • ID: 0ea80c1773a023b77905283442206ab3
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Miss Samantha Forbes , samantha.forbes@my.jcu.edu.au
Primary Contact
Ms. Samantha Forbes, samantha.forbes@my.jcu.edu
Supervisors
  1. Dr. Tobin Northfield , tobin.northfield@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050102 - Ecosystem Function (050102)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 820214 - Tropical Fruit (820214)
Keywords
  1. cacao
  2. pollination
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Citation
Cite:
Forbes, S. (2016). Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/58460fb90ea19
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/58460fb90ea19