Plant CN content in T7

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 2014
Dataset: KBS029
Datatable ID: KBS029-002.29
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Last Updated 2018-02-16
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
2015.0 T7 R1 S1 Phleum pratense L. 30.8 44.675 0.519 13.760 0.160
2015.0 T7 R1 S1 Solidago canadensis L. 529.34 45.563 0.925 241.183 4.896
2015.0 T7 R1 S1 Aggregate of live biomass except for the top 3 species which are analysed sepearately 103.49 43.736 1.12 45.262 1.159
2015.0 T7 R1 S2 Aggregate of live biomass except for the top 3 species which are analysed sepearately 68.43 43.736 1.12 29.929 0.766
2015.0 T7 R1 S1 Surface Litter 17.46 45.821 0.869 8.000 0.152
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