Litter decomposition - Poland

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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

Poland - Bialowieza

Temporal Extent

This file contains the mass loss data for litter mixtures 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
POL01
POL02
POL04
POL03
POL05
Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
Values
2
3
1
Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2012-09-20
2012-09-21
2012-09-18
2012-09-19
End_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2013-06-06
2013-06-03
2013-06-05
2013-06-04
2013-06-17
Decomposition_period
Days of decomposition
Unit: days
Data group: Survey date
Values
258
259
256
257
260
BETPEN_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Betula pendula airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.7685571217151264
1.7531867653235818
1.7375529171081816
1.7421201087216693
0
PINSYL_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Pinus sylvestris airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
0
1.80674780602952
1.806293894913544
1.8099251838413495
1.8362520285679378
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
1.7248539033482602
1.7571030994447276
1.735111060058188
0
1.7283309056228122
CARBET_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Carpinus betulus airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.7267509481305214
1.7037472043431363
1.7353124918709395
0
1.6942343779648945
QUEROB_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Quercus robur airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.743343228627801
0
1.7322240748493893
1.7344128846482894
1.71646464429731
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
8.599681526170542
8.58888965088325
8.556700846988846
8.56503492673555
8.611096917824431
Final_mass
ashfree weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
3.8304193012307732
4.210408841396083
4.71794174107144
4.6646386821144095
4.195360050806272
Mass_loss
Mass_loss=(100*(Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Biomass
Keywords: process, decomposition
Values
12.030645790619154
10.493219723936518
15.26496276339133
13.478751382701647
14.165887784189056
Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
Values
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Carpinus betulus missing)