Early Successional Microplot Biomass (Bulk samples) — Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)
Plant biomass measured in response to long-term nitrogen fertilization and disturbance.
Bulk biomass samples and surface litter was collected. In some years the spring burn did not leave any surface litter.
This datatable is part of the Plant Community and Ecosystem Responses to Long-term Fertilization & Disturbance dataset. This work is part of the long-term sampling and monitoring of successional dynamics in abandoned fields – and responses to N-fertilization. Data from this research has been, and will continue to, contribute to LTER cross-site analysis of plant community dynamics, diversity-productivity, and responses to fertilization and disturbance.
N-fertilized and tilled (disturbed) microplots are located in the NW corner of all treatment 7 (early successional communities) on the LTER main site.
Experimental treatments are:
1) Nitrogen addition vs. no nitrogen addition and 2) Annual disturbance vs. undisturbed
|Experiment:||Main Cropping System Experiment (MCSE)|
|Data available from:||August 2015 to September 2019|
|Core Areas||Primary Production,Disturbance|
|sample date||the date of the field sample|
|species||the species or material classification.|
|treatment||the field treatment sampled|
|replicate||the field replicate sampled|
|method||the sampling method. "not_sorted" means that no attempt was made to sort the bulk sample.|
|disturbed||was the microplot was tilled?|
|fertilized||was the microplot fertilized?|
|biomass g m2||the dry weight of the biomass sampled in grams/square meter||g/m2|
|area sampled||the size of the sample area.||squaremeter|