Data from: Mimicry of emergent traits amplifies coastal restoration success

  • Ralph J.M. Temmink (Creator)
  • Marjolijn J.A. Christianen (Creator)
  • Gregory S. Fivash (Creator)
  • Christine Angelini (Creator)
  • Christoffer Boström (Creator)
  • Karin Didderen (Creator)
  • M. Sabine Engel (Creator)
  • Nicole Esteban (Creator)
  • Jeffrey L. Gaeckle (Creator)
  • Karine Gagnon (Creator)
  • Laura L. Govers (Creator)
  • Eduardo Infantes (Creator)
  • Marieke M. van Katwijk (Creator)
  • Silvija Kipson (Creator)
  • L.P.M. Lamers (Creator)
  • Wouter Lengkeek (Creator)
  • Brian R. Silliman (Creator)
  • Brigitta I. van Tussenbroek (Creator)
  • Richard K.F. Unsworth (Creator)
  • Siti Maryam Yaakub (Creator)
  • Tjeerd J. Bouma (Creator)
  • Tjisse van der Heide (Creator)



Data from: Mimicry of emergent traits amplifies coastal restoration success. Nature Communications In this study, we experimentally tested how mimicking key emergent traits that locally suppress physical stress using biodegradable establishment structures can increase restoration success. Experiments across (sub)tropical and temperate seagrass and salt marsh systems demonstrate greatly enhanced yields when individuals are transplanted within structures mimicking emergent traits that suppress waves or sediment mobility. Specifically, belowground mimics of dense root mats most facilitated seagrasses via sediment stabilization, while mimics of aboveground plant structures most facilitated marsh grasses by reducing stem movement. This dataset contains data of plant performance of the experimental plots, sediment movement data of seagrass plots, and stem movement data of the flume experiment.
Date made available2 Sep 2020
PublisherRadboud University
Temporal coverage6 Jun 2016 - 6 Apr 2019
Geographical coverageSweden, The Netherlands, Bonaire, Florida united States
  • Mimicry of emergent traits amplifies coastal restoration success

    Temmink, R. J. M., Christianen, M. J. A., Fivash, G. S., Angelini, C., Boström, C., Didderen, K., Engel, S. M., Esteban, N., Gaeckle, J. L., Gagnon, K., Govers, L. L., Infantes, E., van Katwijk, M. M., Kipson, S., Lamers, L. P. M., Lengkeek, W., Silliman, B. R., van Tussenbroek, B. I., Unsworth, R. K. F., Yaakub, S. M. & 2 others, Bouma, T. J. & van der Heide, T., 1 Dec 2020, In: Nature Communications. 11, 1, 3668.

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