Early Successional Microplot Biomass - by Species

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Plant biomass measured in response to long-term nitrogen fertilization and disturbance.

This datatable is part of the Plant Community and Ecosystem Responses to Long-term Fertilization & Disturbance dataset. This work is part of the long-term sampling and monitoring of successional dynamics in abandoned fields – and responses to N-fertilization. Data from this research has been, and will continue to, contribute to LTER cross-site analysis of plant community dynamics, diversity-productivity, and responses to fertilization and disturbance.

N-fertilized and tilled (disturbed) microplots are located in the NW corner of all treatment 7 (early successional communities) on the LTER main site.

 Experimental treatments are:
1) Nitrogen addition vs. no nitrogen addition and 2) Annual disturbance vs. undisturbed


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: July 1989 to September 2014
Dataset: KBS055
Datatable ID: KBS055-001.23
Core Areas Primary Production,Populations,Inorganic Nutrients,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2017-01-26
Variate Description Units
sample date date of sampling
species species observed
treatment treatment
replicate replicate
disturbed has the plot been tilled annually (true or false)
fertilized has nitrogen fertilizer been applied to the plot (true or false)
biomass g dry biomass measured per square meter g/m2
area sampled area that was sampled squaremeter

Data Excerpt

sample_date species treatment replicate disturbed fertilized biomass_g area_sampled
2014-09-03 Cyperus esculentus L. 7 R1 disturbed unfertilized 66.21 1.0
2014-09-03 Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. 7 R1 disturbed unfertilized 71.93 1.0
2014-09-03 Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop. 7 R1 disturbed unfertilized 80.34 1.0
2014-09-03 Setaria faberi Herrm. 7 R1 disturbed unfertilized 84.98 1.0
2014-09-03 Panicum dichotomiflorum Michx. 7 R1 disturbed unfertilized 24.04 1.0
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