Cellulose paper decomposition - Spain

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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

Spain - Alto Tajo

Temporal Extent

This file contains the mass loss data for cellulose paper 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
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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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