Litter decomposition - Germany

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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

Germany - Hainich

Temporal Extent

This file contains the mass loss data forlitter mixtures placed to decompose in October 2012 and collected in April 2013

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

PlotID
PlotID
Data group: Exploratory plot id
Values
GER03
GER02
GER05
GER01
GER04
Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
Values
3
2
1
Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2012-10-08
2012-10-09
2012-10-10
End_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
Values
2013-04-16
2013-04-17
2013-04-18
Decomposition_period
Days of decomposition
Unit: days
Data group: Survey date
Values
190
FAGSYL_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Castanea sativa airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.9970187899149952
1.998639746724991
0
1.997829268319993
1.9889140058650157
FRAEXC_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Quercus cerris airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
0
2.082431570671479
2.075746397089869
2.058197816438143
2.07658204378757
PICABI_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Quercus petraea airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.7118530585148566
1.8161466272058877
1.8233392871156142
1.778744795675311
0
QUE_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Quercus ilex airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
2.117957808123182
2.1060015946902286
0
2.1000234879737523
2.1128337166519167
ACEPSE_initial_mass
ashfree weight of initial litter fraction of Ostrya carpinifolia airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
1.9609817332088406
1.9554017038867013
1.975330380037198
0
1.9769246741292377
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
7.1559773441866845
7.107067256800546
7.241569997112427
7.063192031351216
7.196975505672125
Final_mass
ashfree weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
Values
4.406921555367712
4.4618261448141
3.586481064021644
4.502863229109504
4.478125045703836
Mass_loss
Mass_loss=(100*(Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Biomass
Keywords: process, decomposition
Values
10.905688707288759
10.508376523594634
10.954156616315741
10.720936305641372
11.433852282444917
Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
Values
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Picea abies and Acer pseudoplatanus included)
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Acer pseudoplatanus included)
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Fagus sylvatica included)
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Quercus sp and Acer pseudoplatanus included)
Litterbag species composition is not representative of the plot species composition (Fraxinus excelsior included)