Litter decomposition - Romania

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Dataset Abstract

The main objectives of this task are to quantify the decomposition of a mixture of litter with the plot-specific diversity, 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 litter mixtures 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
ROM05
ROM02
ROM06
ROM03
ROM01
Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
Values
1
2
3
Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2012-07-19
2012-07-16
2012-07-18
2012-07-20
2012-07-17
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
423
422
419
421
420
PICABI_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Picea abies airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
2.082522734143223
2.1136862751597594
0
2.099845247405821
2.07420113463472
ABIALB_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Abies alba airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
2.1374998513420893
2.1538422509137365
2.1259741590126118
2.1631316148807778
0
FAGSYL_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Fagus sylvatica airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
0
2.08660899673094
2.1207667048828687
2.100186685721332
2.114362134604382
ACEPSE_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Acer pseudoplatanus airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
2.09458812774471
2.1266485851447507
0
2.1066960664436616
2.1293771347107118
Total_initial_mass
ashfree weight of total initial litter fraction airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
8.430119959236325
8.406574975871996
8.319155035907343
8.303055697570812
8.327713336713318
Final_mass
ashfree weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
4.40083985207745
4.892728426846602
4.288913771547636
4.758149179306041
4.656160070472181
Mass_loss
Mass_loss=(100*(Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Biomass
Keywords: process, decomposition
Values
11.496727158853036
10.951499256847995
10.008573035603668
11.85271149275458
12.112912052597506
Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
Values
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Fagus sylvatica included)