The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Competitive response
      experimental controls
      experimental design
      plant competition
      target-neighbor
    • Abstract:
      The role of competition in community structure and species interactions is universal. However, how one quantifies the outcome of competitive interactions is frequently debated. Here, we review the strengths and weaknesses of the target-neighbor design, a type of additive design where one of the competing species is reduced to a single individual and where controls and analyses are used for the target, but not for the neighbors. We conducted a literature review to determine how the target-neighbor design has been typically used and analyzed. We found that historically, targets were often smaller than neighbors and introduced after neighbor establishment; thus, targets would have little effect on neighbors. However, as co-establishment of targets and neighbors of similar size is now common, the target is more likely to affect the neighbors than in its earlier usage. This can be problematic, because if targets have a significant effect on neighbor performance, bias is introduced into the assessment of the target results. As target treatment controls are necessary to determine the absolute effect of neighbors on target growth, we advocate that analysis of the neighbor competitive response serves as a necessary control for unexpected target x neighbor interactions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Biology, University of Maryland
      2Department of Biology, West Virginia University
    • ISSN:
      2045-7758
    • Accession Number:
      10.1002/ece3.1689
    • Accession Number:
      111238915
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BARRY, K. J.; DUDASH, M. R. The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design. Ecology & Evolution (20457758), [s. l.], v. 5, n. 22, p. 5265–5271, 2015. DOI 10.1002/ece3.1689. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=8gh&AN=111238915&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Barry KJ, Dudash MR. The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design. Ecology & Evolution (20457758). 2015;5(22):5265-5271. doi:10.1002/ece3.1689.
    • APA:
      Barry, K. J., & Dudash, M. R. (2015). The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design. Ecology & Evolution (20457758), 5(22), 5265–5271. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1689
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Barry, Kevin J., and Michele R. Dudash. 2015. “The Importance of Analyzing Neighbor Competitive Response in the Target-Neighbor Experimental Design.” Ecology & Evolution (20457758) 5 (22): 5265–71. doi:10.1002/ece3.1689.
    • Harvard:
      Barry, K. J. and Dudash, M. R. (2015) ‘The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design’, Ecology & Evolution (20457758), 5(22), pp. 5265–5271. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1689.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Barry, KJ & Dudash, MR 2015, ‘The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design’, Ecology & Evolution (20457758), vol. 5, no. 22, pp. 5265–5271, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Barry, Kevin J., and Michele R. Dudash. “The Importance of Analyzing Neighbor Competitive Response in the Target-Neighbor Experimental Design.” Ecology & Evolution (20457758), vol. 5, no. 22, Nov. 2015, pp. 5265–5271. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1002/ece3.1689.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Barry, Kevin J., and Michele R. Dudash. “The Importance of Analyzing Neighbor Competitive Response in the Target-Neighbor Experimental Design.” Ecology & Evolution (20457758) 5, no. 22 (November 15, 2015): 5265–71. doi:10.1002/ece3.1689.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Barry KJ, Dudash MR. The importance of analyzing neighbor competitive response in the target-neighbor experimental design. Ecology & Evolution (20457758) [Internet]. 2015 Nov 15 [cited 2019 Dec 11];5(22):5265–71. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=8gh&AN=111238915&custid=s6224580