Forest Woody Biomass via DBH

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Woody Biomass estimated from the diameter at breast height in LTER Coniferous Forest (CF) and Deciduous Forest (DF) treatments.

This datatable is part of the Forest Increment Survey dataset. In 1998, a new protocol was instituted for measuring the diameters of every tree greater than 5 cm dbh in the coniferous and deciduous forest plots. Trees are usually measured in January. Exponential equations are used to estimate tree mass for each year. The goal is to estimate wood production for any given time period (usually one year) as the difference between two estimates of mass.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: January 1998 to February 2022
Dataset: KBS045
Datatable ID: KBS019-015.64
Core Areas Primary Production,Populations,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2022-02-13
Variate Description Units
Treatment treatment
Replicate experimental replicate
Tree id tree id number
Year year of measurement
Sample Date day the tree was measured
Species species of the tree measured
Biomass kg biomass of the tree kilogram
estimated Set to true if the dbh is estimated from the previous and following years dbh measurements
comment a concatenation of the comments in the individual dbh measurements

Data Excerpt

treatment replicate tree_id year sample_date species biomass_kg estimated comment
CF 1 39 2020 2021-01-13 Carya glabra (Miller) Sweet (*) 69.46 false
CF 1 38 2020 2021-01-13 Carya glabra (Miller) Sweet (*) 90.48 false
CF 1 13 2020 2021-01-13 Carya glabra (Miller) Sweet (*) 152.4 false
CF 1 83 2020 2021-01-13 Carya laciniosa (F. Michx.) G. Don 52.18 false
CF 1 137 2020 2021-01-13 Carya laciniosa (F. Michx.) G. Don 1394.58 false
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