Plant Biomass

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.

Note

Experiment: GLBRC Biodiversity Experiment
Data available from: August 2008 to September 2010
Dataset: KBS080
Datatable ID: KBS080-002.24
Core Areas Primary Production,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2017-01-26
Variate Description Units
sample date date of sample collection
site experiment location
habitat biofuel crop
sitename Extensive site name
species species sampled
biomass amount of biomass collected g/m2
comment notes about the data row

Data Excerpt

sample_date site habitat sitename species biomass comment
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
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