Cellulose paper decomposition - Romania

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Dataset Abstract

The main objectives of this task are to quantify the decomposition of a standard material (cellulose), 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 cellulose paper 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
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Replicates
Within plot replicates
Data group: Helper
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Start_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
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End_of_decomposition
Date of sampling campaign
Data group: Survey date
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Decomposition_period
Days of decomposition
Unit: days
Data group: Survey date
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Initial_mass
weight of initial litter fraction airdried, corrected to dried at 65° in oven by conversion factor, corrected to ash-free by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
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Final_mass
weight of final litter fraction dried at 65° in oven, corrected to ash-free by conversion factor
Unit: grams
Data group: Biomass
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Mass_loss
Mass_loss=((Initial_mass-Final_mass)/Initial_mass)
Unit: %
Data group: Process
Keywords: process, decomposition
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Comments
Comments
Data group: Helper
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