Wood sticks decomposition - Poland

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Dataset Abstract

The main objectives of this task are to quantify the decomposition of a standard woody material (wood sticks), and to relate this information to tree diversity and environmental gradients across sites.

Dataset Design

See sampling protocol: “Litter decomposition” for details

Spatial Extent

Poland - Bialowieza

Temporal Extent

This file contains the mass loss data for wood sticks placed to decompose in September 2012 and collected in July 2013

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

PlotID
PlotID
Data group: Exploratory plot id
Values
POL03
POL02
POL05
POL04
POL01
Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
Values
1
2
3
Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2012-09-18
2012-09-20
2012-09-21
2012-09-19
End_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2013-06-06
2013-06-03
2013-06-17
2013-06-05
2013-06-04
Decomposition_period
Days of decomposition
Unit: days
Data group: Survey date
Values
257
256
260
258
259
Initial_mass
weight of initial litter fraction airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
2.033583352233094
2.0213654372109633
2.060723911557063
1.9709082461653704
2.0615633102990416
Final_mass
weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.5881
1.5215
1.6137
1.6285
1.5724
Mass_loss
Mass_loss=((Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Biomass
Keywords: process, decomposition
Values
10.330049546158982
10.753881649106534
10.565383775909254
10.249351501860652
10.065935573584923
Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
Values
Negative value