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Table 3 The alpha diversity for both traditional surveys (September and May) and the event 9 (September) and event 21 (May) eDNA surveying events

From: Airborne environmental DNA metabarcoding detects more diversity, with less sampling effort, than a traditional plant community survey

Alpha diversity
Site/spoke number Sep. Trad. survey May Trad. survey Sep. eDNA event May eDNA event
1 24 32 1 10
2 31 46 1 17
3 21 31 15 20
4 35 51 20 21
5 37 43 27 23
6 20 30 19 20
7 31 42 14 10
8 29 42 15 13
9 23 33 24 13