Above-ground plant biomass of grassland, switchgrass and corn from Michigan Extensive sites of the GLBRC Biofuel Biodiversity Study, divided into broad groups.
At each site, standing plant biomass was clipped to the ground and surface litter was collected from a measured area. Biomass was sorted into broad groups: corn ears, corn stalks, switchgrass, big bluestem, indiangrass, other grass, forbs and surface litter. Biomass was dried and weighed. Robel pole measurements were taken at each site to correlate to biomass.
This datatable is part of the Michigan GLBRC Extensive Sites dataset. The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s (GLBRC) Extensive Sites are farm-scale fields located on working farms. Fields of corn, switchgrass, and restored prairie are represented at each of 10 locations in 13 counties in Michigan.
|Experiment:||GLBRC Biodiversity Experiment|
|Data available from:||August 2008 to September 2010|
|Core Areas||Primary Production,Disturbance|
|sample date||date of sample collection|
|sitename||Extensive site name|
|biomass||amount of biomass collected||g/m2|
|comment||notes about the data row|
|2010-09-01||Michigan GLBRC Extensive site||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||Andropogon gerardii||662.97|
|2010-09-01||Michigan GLBRC Extensive site||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||Unsorted grasses||18.42|
|2010-09-01||Michigan GLBRC Extensive site||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||Surface Litter||991.46|
|2010-09-01||Michigan GLBRC Extensive site||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||Woody||0.98|
|2010-09-01||Michigan GLBRC Extensive site||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||Unsorted dicots (forbs)||103.68|