Soil properties dataset for Dawud et al (2016)

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CITE THE DATA AS FOLLOWS:

Dawud, S. M., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., and Vesterdal, L. (2016): Soil properties dataset for Dawud et al (2016). (Accessed through URL: http://fundiv.befdata.biow.uni-leipzig.de/datasets/428)

Dataset Abstract

This dataset contains forest floor thickness, forest floor dry mass, pH, C and N concentrations and stocks data from the Exploratory plots.

Spatial Extent

Poland, Germany, Finland,Spain, Romania and Italy

Published

Dawud, S.M., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Ratcliffe, S., Domisch, T., Finér, L., Joly, F.-X., et al. (2016). Tree species functional group is a more important driver of soil properties than tree species diversity across major European forest types. Funct. Ecol.

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

Region
Country Code
Data group: Exploratory region
Values
Italy
Romania
Finland
Germany
Poland
PlotID
Unique plot ID
Data group: Exploratory plot id
Values
FIN05
FIN04
FIN03
FIN01
FIN02
Composition
Species Composition
Data group: Species composition
Values
Ap
Aa
Ap,Fe
Ap,Fs,Fe
Ap,Fs
Soil Layer
Soil Layer
Data group: Soil horizon
Values
10-20cm
0-10cm
Forest Floor
Species Richness
Species richness
Data group: Diversity measure
Values
3
4
5
2
1
TrueShannon Diversity
TrueShannon Diversity
Data group: Diversity measure
Values
1.02094800433275
1
1.02425671579918
1.03349625015828
1.03795908174149
Conifer Proportion
Conifer Proportion
Data group: Diversity measure
Values
0.97
0
0.3
0.81
100
Slope
Average plot slope
Data group: Plot descriptor
Values
Flat
Medium
Steep
C stock
C stock
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variable
Values
10.0150836499302
10.3654010932925
10.3035501219354
0.620896764587512
10.0659345106301
N stock
N stock
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variable
Values
0.0528103961131115
0.0361190786784638
0.054292116620865
0.0527723369017311
0.0266538954666677
CN ratio
C/N ratio
Data group: Soil variable
Values
10.13
10.03
10.17
10
10.16
pH
pH
Data group: Soil variable
Values
3.05
3.11
2.95
2.97
3.06