Plant CN content in T7 — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)

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Total carbon and nitrogen content on the T7 treatment. This table is a compilation of the harvested biomass ( and the CN Tissue Chemistry (

This datatable is part of the Plant Carbon and Nitrogen Content dataset. This dataset includes total carbon and total nitrogen measured for plants from the LTER Main Site and the Successional and Forested sites. Total C and N are analyzed at peak biomass for a given treatment. In some systems with multiple harvests or complex communities that have peaks occurring at different times of the year, measurements are taken at multiple times per year. Samples are combusted and measured on a CHN analyzer.


Experiment: Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Data available from: January 1992 to January 2019
Dataset: KBS029
Datatable ID: KBS029-002.37
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Last Updated 2022-04-27
Variate Description Units
year the sample year
treatment the treatment sampled
replicate the plot replicate sampled
station the station that was sampled
species the species sampled
biomass the amount of dry biomass of the species that was harvested g/m2
percent c the percent of carbon in the dry biomass %
percent n the percent of nitrogen in the dry biomass %
c the amount of carbon in the biomass g/m2
n the amount of nitrogen in the biomass g/m2

Data Excerpt

year treatment replicate station species biomass percent_c percent_n c n
2019 T7 R1 S1 Aggregate of live biomass except for the top 3 species which are analysed sepearately 117.72 43.944 0.912 51.731 1.074
2019 T7 R1 S1 Phleum pratense L. 98.66 44.348 0.394 43.754 0.389
2019 T7 R1 S1 Solidago canadensis L. 268.98 44.697 0.919 120.226 2.472
2019 T7 R1 S1 Surface Litter 17.74 45.513 0.965 8.074 0.171
2019 T7 R1 S1 Trifolium pratense L. 81.57 43.704 1.378 35.649 1.124
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