Biomass Distribution by Condition and Species


Species differences: The predicted biomass values for H.ovalis, especially in the Control group, are generally higher than those for H.beccarii in all parts. This suggests that H.ovalis may thrive better than H.beccarii under these conditions.

Part differences: The Roots and Rhizome parts (excluding others) have relatively high predicted biomass, indicating that these parts may contribute significantly to plant biomass.

Impact of treatment conditions: In most cases, the predicted biomass values for the Control group are higher than those for the Marine Heatwave (MHW) group for all parts of the two plant species. This may indicate that the MHW treatment has a negative impact on the growth of these plants.

Minimum and maximum values: The predicted biomass for the Epiphyte part is consistently the lowest among all conditions, while the Total biomass is naturally the highest, highlighting the varying contributions of different plant parts to the total biomass.

Leaf Surface Length

Treatment Effect on Largest:

MHW treatment seems to have a significant impact on the Largest metric, especially for O species, where the predicted value is quite high compared to B under the same treatment .

Control conditions show a lower Largest value for both species compared to the MHW conditions, with B having a particularly low value under control conditions. This might suggest that the MHW treatment potentially promotes growth or size in these species, with a more pronounced effect on H. ovalis.

Species Differences:

There is a marked difference between the two species in response to treatments, with H. ovalis consistently having higher values compared to H. beccarii under the same treatment conditions. This difference could be due to the inherent biological differences between the species.

Overall Observations:

MHW treatment has a larger effect on than on Minus, especially for H. ovalis.

H. ovalis seems to be more affected by treatments in both metrics compared to H. beccarii.

The Minus values do not show as much variability as the values, indicating that the metric is more sensitive to the changes in treatment and species type.

Number of Leaves

Treatment effects:

When the Treatment is Control, the predicted values for New are lower (7.0 and 17.5625), which may indicate that the quantity of new production could be lower without treatment.

When the Treatment is MHW, the predicted values for New are higher (9.75 and 20.3125), suggesting that the MHW treatment may be associated with higher levels of new production.

Interaction between Treatment and Species:

When considering the combination of Treatment and Species, it can be observed that the MHW treatment combined with the H.beccarii species produces the highest predicted value for New (20.3125), implying that this specific treatment and species combination have the greatest effect on increasing the quantity of new production.

Rhizome Length

H. ovalis appears to be slightly more resilient to the MHW with a predicted growth value increase from 7.0469 under control conditions to 7.2956 under MHW.

H. beccarii shows a more pronounced response to the MHW with a predicted growth value increase from 6.7896 under control conditions to 7.8881 under MHW.