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CSPs: Herb layer plant biomass in the CSPs, separated into functional groups (2008)
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Published:
Both S, Fang T, Böhnke M, Bruelheide H, Geißler C, Kühn P, Scholten T, Trogisch S, Erfmeier A (2011). Lack of tree layer control on herb layer characteristics in a subtropical forest, China. Journal of Vegetation Science 22(6): 1120–1131 . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01324.x/abstract   
Abstract:
Biomass is a proxy for assessing herb layer productivity. In contrast to most traits it is easy practicable and therefore feasible repeatedly. Since the proportion of functional groups is informative for community structure biomass was harvested separately according to functional classification. Harvest included all plants in herblayer, i.e. below one metre in height.
Design:
The CSPs were established in May - June 2008 in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve as well as outside the Nature Reserve. The CSPs have a size of 30 x 30 metres and are exposed to the north. The central plot hold a size of 10 x 10 metres and is situated in the centre. Four 1 x 1 metres plots were systematically chosen positioned outwards the corners of the central plot. The herblayer, i.e. plants below one metre in height, was harvested completely within those 1 m2 plots. The harvest only included aboveground biomass.
Spatial extent:
The aboveground biomass harvest was done in each of the 27 CSPS in the Gutianshan National Reserve in China. 29°18'-29°17'N 118°02'-118°11'E
Temporal extent:
May to Juli 2008
Taxonomic extent:
Herb species in the CSPs. These include the woody recruits in the herb layer (up to 1 m height)
Measurement cirumstances:
No information available
Data analysis:
Data can be used for measures of biomass and functional biodiversity in the herb layer of the CSPs. Mind that these species are not only herbs, but also the woody species in the herb layer.

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Name:
CSP
Definition:
name of the CSP in the Nature ReserveBEF research plot nameReasearch plots of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem functioning experiment (BEF-China). There are three main sites for research plots in the BEF Experiment: Comparative Study Plots (CSP) in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, having a size of 30x30m^2, measured on the ground.
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
BEF research plot name
Keywords:
CSP
Values:
CSP01
CSP03
CSP04
CSP05
CSP02
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
date
Definition:
dateDate time information
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Date time information
Keywords:
date
Values:
2008-05-15 00:00:00
2008-05-31 00:00:00
2008-05-16 00:00:00
2008-05-27 00:00:00
2008-06-03 00:00:00
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
functional group
Definition:
functional group within herblayer
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Plant functional group or life form
Keywords:
herb layer, functional group, plant functional trait
Values:
dicotyl herbs
graminaea
fern
climber
2
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
sublocation
Definition:
direction of central plot's corner
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Subplots within CSPs
Keywords:
CSP subplots
Values:
SW_c
NW_c
NE_c
SE_c
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
biomass
Definition:
oven-dry aboveground biomass of the plants belonging to a functional groupAbove-ground biomass measurement
Unit:
gram
Datagroup:
Above and below ground biomass measurement
Keywords:
biomass, productivity
Values:
0.018
0.017
0
0.013
0.025
Contributors:
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File name:
SP11 mean biomass of herb layer speices in CSPs.xlsx
Description:
Aggregated mean biomass for all functional groups in the herb layer.
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application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
File size:
49.4 KB
Created at:
2012-03-01
Updated at:
2012-05-08

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