Wood sticks decomposition - Spain

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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

Spain - Alto Tajo

Temporal Extent

This file contains the mass loss data for wood sticks placed to decompose in September 2012 and collected in April/June 2014

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

PlotID
PlotID
Data group: Exploratory plot id
Values
SPA04
SPA05
SPA02
SPA03
SPA01
Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
Values
2
1
3
Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2012-09-03
2012-09-06
2012-09-05
2012-09-04
2012-09-07
End_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2014-04-29
2014-04-30
2014-05-01
Decomposition_period
Days of decomposition
Unit: days
Data group: Survey date
Values
604
603
601
600
Initial_mass
weight of initial litter fraction airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.9677726675094074
1.9936606971494153
2.028868417459826
2.061063712503036
2.0621933719782364
Final_mass
weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.0402
0.6649
1.4131
1.2437
1.1587
Mass_loss
Mass_loss=((Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Biomass
Keywords: process, decomposition
Values
10.182301072496657
10.236984340669304
10.067026384889779
10.046243758132418
10.056526188953647
Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
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