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Title:
CSPs: Herb layer composition and abundance in the central plot of the CSPs
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Permission is granted to anybody to access, use and publish all open for public data freely. The commercial use of any data is prohibited. The quality and completeness of data cannot be guaranteed. Users employ these data at their own risk. In order to make attribution of use for owners of the data possible, the identifier of ownership of data must be retained with every data record. Users must publicly acknowledge, in conjunction with the use of the data, the data owners. Cite the data as follows: Erfmeier, A. and Both, S. (2008):Herblayer composition and abundance in the central plot of the CSPs. BEF-China data portal (Accessed through URL http://china.befdata.biow.uni-leipzig.de/datasets/186)
Published:
Both, S., et al. (2011). Lack of tree layer control on herb layer characteristics in a subtropical forest, China. Journal of Vegetation Science, 22, 1120–1131. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01324.x
Abstract:
We performed an extensive vegetation survey of the central plots of each CSP in GNNR in 2008. Herb layer communities can serve as ecosystem functioning variable, which is of importance for all community and ecosystem-based statements. We made a detailled description of the herb layer communities in the central plot of each CSP. Herb layer includes all vascular plant species and individuals below 1m height. The vegetation survey includes the identification of all individuals, species abundance was counted, species were classified according to their life form. The presence of tree and shrub seedlings (i.e. woody recruits) in the herb layer can act as an indicator for regeneration.
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.
Spatial extent:
The study was performed in the 27 Comparative Study Plots (CSPs) in Gutianshan Nature Reserve.
Temporal extent:
No information available
Taxonomic extent:
The vegetation record dealt with herb layer only, i.e. vegetation below a height of 1 metre. While the vegetation record (i.e. cover and abundance of each species) was performed at central plot level the additional vegetation list (i.e. occurance of herbaceous species) was done at whole plot level.
Measurement cirumstances:
The vegetation survey always was done before other subprojects were working in the central plot. This ensure best possible results for seedling numbers.
Data analysis:
With this data, herb community analysis from the CSPs can be performed. Mind that the cover values only apply to the central subplot.

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Dataset column

Name:
species
Definition:
species present in the central plot of the respective CSP
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Scientific plant species name
Keywords:
herb layer, CSP, woody recruits, vegetation survey
Values:
Adenostemma lavenia
Acer cordatum
Actinidia chinensis
Actinidia lanceolata
Adinandra millettii
Contributors:
Flora of China

Dataset column

Name:
lifeform
Definition:
life form
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Plant functional group or life form
Keywords:
functional group
Values:
2
3a
unknown
3b
1
Contributors:
Flora of China

Dataset column

Name:
CSP01
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
2
0
1
4
3
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP02
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
No information available
Values:
1
15
12
0
2
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP03
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
1
11
0
14
12
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP04
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
11
12
0
1
10
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP05
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
14
125
1
10
0
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP06
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
18
12
15
1
0
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP07
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
10
123
2
0
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP08
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
16
1
0
15
2
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP09
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
22
2
0
1
11
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP10
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
14
2
0
1
15
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP11
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
12
0
2
15
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP12
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
2
0
19
18
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP13
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
113
0
10
1
11
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP14
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
0
1
11
14
12
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP15
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
0
3
4
2
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP16
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
0
16
11
1
10
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP17
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
abundance
Values:
1
0
13
11
10
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP18
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
10
13
1
14
0
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP19
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
1
0
10
12
117
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP20
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
102
1
0
10
114
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP21
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
15
10
0
13
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP22
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
1004
0
101
10
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP23
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
0
14
13
18
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP24
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
17
11
0
13
1
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP25
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
1545
0
14
1
10
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP26
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
13
12
1
11
0
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
CSP27
Definition:
BEF research plot where the abundance of species x is estimated
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Abundance
Keywords:
herb layer, abundance
Values:
2
0
1
11
14
Contributors:
No information available

No information available


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Attachment:

File name:
213_sp11 CSP herblayer species cover_SB.xls
Description:
old workbook format
Uri:
No information available
Is essential:
No information available
Content type:
application/vnd.ms-excel
File size:
246 KB
Created at:
2012-02-27
Updated at:
2012-03-01

Attachment:

File name:
CSP herblayer specieslist SP11_2.csv
Description:
Cross table listing the number of individuals of each herb layer species in the central plot of the CSPs.
Uri:
No information available
Is essential:
No information available
Content type:
text/csv
File size:
17.5 KB
Created at:
2012-03-01
Updated at:
2012-03-01

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