Table 1 Colonization ratios based on the number of individuals/m2 and based on taxa.

Colonization ratio for number of individuals was calculated as the number of individuals/m2 found in trays retrieved after 3 months divided by the number of individuals/m2 found in the donor system at the start of the experiment. For taxa, this was performed similarly, i.e., the number of taxa in trays after 3 months divided by the number of taxa at start. Means ± SD correspond to n = 4, except for 0.05 and 0.5% (3 months), where n = 3; and transects, where n = 2.

NPMP
Individuals/m2TaxaIndividuals/m2Taxa
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
04.351.140.870.113.511.030.860.12
0.0054.191.380.820.185.141.170.880.13
0.055.230.990.860.065.411.520.720.15
0.54.030.960.760.094.901.270.790.02
54.691.020.730.093.510.470.740.11