Fine woody debris - Romania

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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

Romania

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

PlotID
Unique plot id
Data group: Plot id
Values
ROM04
ROM02
ROM03
ROM05
ROM01
Subplot
No. of subplot
Data group: Subplot
Values
I
II
SpeciesCode
Tree species code
Data group: Tree species code
Values
ACEPSE
BETPEN
FAGSYL
ABIALB
CARBET
Species
Tree species
Data group: Tree species
Values
Acer pseudoplatanus
Abies alba
Fagus sylvatica
Betula pendula
Carpinus betulus
Position
Position
Data group: Tree/wood piece position
Values
L
S
ST
Decay class
Decay class
Data group: Decay class
Values
II
III
V
IV
I
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
11.5
10
12
10.5
11
Lenght/height
lenght/height; Datagroup description: Tree size (lenght for downed, height for standing trees)
Unit: cm
Data group: Tree size
Values
105
10
106
100
104
volume
volume
Unit: ccm
Data group: Tree size
Values
1001.3818125
1010.2175343749999
1000.596415
1005.3088
10087.64549