rec889-sup-0001-AppendixS1.pdfPDF document1041KAppendix S1. List of the 233 species found with the LPI method for the restored and unrestored sites and in quadrats sampled in seven natural peatlands composing the reference ecosystem. Each species was attributed to one of the six habitat preference categories. For Peatland species, both bryophytes and vascular plants were identified according to Payette and Rochefort (2001). For Wetland and Facultative wetland species, vascular plants were identified according to the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs du Québec (2008). For the rest of the vascular plants, we referred to Boivin (1992; for Cyperaceae) and to Marie-Victorin (1995). For nonvascular plants other than those found preferentially in peatlands, we referred to Sims and Baldwin (1996) for Sphagnum, to Ireland et al. (1987) and J. Faubert (2010, Société québécoise de bryologie, Québec, Canada, personal communication) for mosses, to Jean Faubert for liverworts, and to Brodo et al. (2001) for lichens. The species classification into the six habitat preference categories was based on habitat species preferences in regions South of the 48° parallel. Although some species can be found in more than one category, we used exclusive classification so that each species was attributed to only one category. We chose not to associate Picea mariana to Facultative wetland category and classified it as a Forest species. Some species were too generalists to be attributed to a particular category and were classified as Other species.
rec889-sup-0002-AppendixS2.pdfPDF document530KAppendix S2. Frequencies of occurrence of species identified as indicator species by the principal response curve (see Figs. 5 & 6) from the year prior to restoration (0) and the years after (2, 4, 6, and 8). Values for the restored and unrestored sites are from the LPI method (presence–absence) and those for the reference ecosystem are from percent cover in 1-m2 quadrats (see Methods). The grey line is the average value (and standard error) of the reference ecosystem.

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