Litter Trap Biomass from Forested Systems — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Leaf litter collected from traps under poplar and forest sites in the Main Cropping System Experiment.
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 1991 to October 2021|
|Core Areas||Primary Production,Organic Matter,Disturbance|
|Year||year of the growing season relevant for the sample|
|Campaign||a major multi-year research activity with a discreet purpose|
|Date||date on which sampling occured|
|Treatment||main experimental treatment|
|Replicate||replicate block, nested within treatment|
|Trap ID||a (sometimes arbitrary) code to distinguish among multiple litter traps in a given area|
|Biomass g||dry mass of sampled material||gram|
|Sampled Area||total area of all traps contributing to the sample||squaremeter|
|leaf litter sampler|