Litter Trap Biomass from Forested Systems — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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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
Dataset: KBS045
Datatable ID: KBS019-006.64
Core Areas Primary Production,Organic Matter,Disturbance
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Last Updated 2022-05-26
Variate Description Units
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
Plant Litter

Data Excerpt

year campaign date treatment replicate trap_id biomass_g sampled_area leaf_litter_sampler
2021 Litter Collection 2021-11-05 T5 R1 SNS 2.49 0.96
2021 Litter Collection 2021-10-22 T5 R1 SEW 0.37 0.96
2021 Litter Collection 2021-11-22 T5 R1 SNS 0.28 0.96
2021 Litter Collection 2021-11-05 T5 R1 SEW 3.56 0.96
2021 Litter Collection 2021-10-22 T5 R1 SNS 1.82 0.96
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