Wood sticks decomposition - Romania

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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

Romania - Rusca

Temporal Extent

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

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

PlotID
PlotID
Data group: Exploratory plot id
Values
ROM03
ROM02
ROM05
ROM06
ROM01
Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
Values
1
2
3
Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2012-09-20
2012-09-16
2012-09-19
2012-09-17
2012-09-18
End_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2013-09-14
2013-09-12
2013-09-13
Decomposition_period
Days of decomposition
Unit: days
Data group: Survey date
Values
357
361
359
360
358
Initial_mass
weight of initial litter fraction airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
2.069442117373616
2.138193719684938
2.12251684333373
2.0874799690789216
2.122233526291238
Final_mass
weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.4713
1.6124
1.559
1.6284
1.5281
Mass_loss
Mass_loss=((Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Biomass
Keywords: process, decomposition
Values
10.492475831865372
10.173858722891982
10.433984928991759
10.23323804283769
10.137163373093957
Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
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