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Trait Values, Not Trait Plasticity, Best Explain Invasive Species' Performance in a Changing Environment

  • Virginia Matzek mail


    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, United States of America

  • Published: October 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048821

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PIv table has incorrect values

Posted by vmatzek on 04 Dec 2012 at 16:25 GMT

To quantify trait plasticity, I calculated a plasticity index (PIv) [32] as the difference between the maximum and minimum values of the trait mean, divided by the maximum value, for each species.

Due to a production error by PLOS ONE, Table 4 containing the PIv values was reproduced without decimal points. The values should all be between zero and 1. For instance, the first value in the table that reads as 133±016 should read 0.133±.016.

Competing interests declared: I'm the author.