Fine woody debris - Italy

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Dataset Abstract

Dead wood plays an important role in element cycling (carbon, nutrients, water, etc.) and the build-up of carbon and nutrient stocks. It also represents an important structural component of forests, providing habitat for a large variety of organisms with often highly specialized habitat requirements (e.g. xylobiontic beetles). Both dead wood quantity and quality as well as its chemical and structural diversity are assumed to be linked to tree diversity.
This dataset contains decay class, size and species of fine woody debris in each plot.

Dataset Design

Fine woody debris (FWD) were measured on two circular subplots (r=7 m) located in 2 opposite corners of every plot in every focal region. All standing dead trees and snags shorter than 1,3m and thiner than 5cm dbh, and all stumps and other dead wood pieces lying on the forest floor were measured (lenght/height and diameter in half lenght). Every piece was measured until its diameter dropped below 3 cm. Whenever possible, we determined species and in all cases, decay class.

Spatial Extent

Italy

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

PlotID
Unique plot id
Data group: Plot id
Values
ITA02
ITA03
ITA05
ITA04
ITA01
Subplot
No. of subplot
Data group: Subplot
Values
I
II
SpeciesCode
Tree species code
Data group: Tree species code
Values
FRAORN
CORAVE
ARBUNE
CARBET
CASSAT
Species
Tree species
Data group: Tree species
Values
Corylus avellana
Carpinus betulus
Castanea sativa
Arbutus unedo
Fraxinus ornus
Position
Position
Data group: Tree/wood piece position
Values
L
S
ST
Decay class
Decay class
Data group: Decay class
Values
III
II
IV
I
V
DHL/DBH
DHL/DBH; Datagroup description: Tree size (diameter at half lenght for downed, dbh for standing trees)
Unit: cm
Data group: Tree size
Values
10
11.5
12
11
10.5
Lenght/height
lenght/height; Datagroup description: Tree size (lenght for downed, height for standing trees)
Unit: cm
Data group: Tree size
Values
10
103
102
101
100
volume
volume
Unit: ccm
Data group: Tree size
Values
1005.3088
1000.596415
1010.2175343749999
1017.8751599999999
1017.87516