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Main Experiment: Tree inventory Main experiment Site B 2011
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Abstract:
This data documents the tree growth parameters in 2011 for site B, belonging to the annual inventory taking place for both site A and site B. Individual-tree growth is a function of stand attributes, local neighbors, plant size, plant damage, genotype, and local abiotic site conditions. Given a certain time phase (combing further data along the timeline), the following scientific questions will be investigated: a) How does the within-plot individual-tree growth vary within and among species as a function of species richness? b) Wheather diversity reduces competition by quantifying local neighbour interactions in terms of growth rates and branch demography? c) What are the ecological importance of phenotypic plasticity of tree individuals in relation to competition, species richenss, and local terrain conditions? d) How the individual-tree growth is affected by soil feed-backs (mycorrhiza, pedogenetic processes,soil chemistry and nutrient cycle)? The overall objective with the data to be achieved is to test the hypothesis that the diversity effect at the plot level is the overall result of the diversity effects at the local neighbourhood level. This data as a basis can also be linked to other abiotic and biotic factors for investigating the interactions between the tree growth performance and abiotic and biotic factors. Measurement for this data took place in October 2010. Measurements were conducted in the central part (extended core area) of all 1mu-plots in site A. Extended core area is the central 6 * 6 trees in the monoculture and 2-species mixtures ( total 36 tree positions per 1mu-plot), the central 12 * 12 trees in the 4-,8-,16-,24-species mixtures (total 144 tree positions per 1 mu-plot). By applying the conventional measuring methods direct in the field, tree position, tree species, total height, stem diameter 5 cm above ground height (gd), the diameter at breast height (dbh), the distance up to the first branch, the distance up to the longest branch, the diameter, the length, the azimuth and the angle of the longest branch, the crown diameters (N-S and E-W) were measured and the number of branches were counted.
Design:
The tree positions in the so called extended core area for each 1mu-plot were surveyed. The extended core area is the central 6 * 6 tree positions in the monocultres and 2-species mixtures (36 tree positions per 1mu-plot) and the central 12 * 12 tree positions in the 4-, 8-, 16- or 24- species mixtures (144 tree positions per 1mu-plot).
Spatial extent:
This data was collected from site B within the BEF-China experiment, which is located in a hilly subtropical region near Xingangshan Township, Jiangxi Province (29.08-29.11 N, 117.90- 117.93 E), China. The mean annual temperature is 16.7 celsius degrees and the mean annual average precipitation 1821 mm. The natural vegetation of this region is subtropical broad-leaved forest with dominance in abundance of evergreen species (Bruelheide et al. 2011). Site B was planted in 2010 and covers a total area of 26.6 ha, ranging in altitude from 105 to 190 m.
Temporal extent:
No information available
Taxonomic extent:
Castanopsis sclerophylla Cyclobalanopsis glauca Castanopsis eyrei Lithocarpus glaber Schima superba Cinnamomum camphora Daphniphyllum oldhamii Diospyros japonica Betula luminifera Castanopsis fargesii Celtis biondii Elaeocarpus japonicus Michilus grijsii Machilus leptophylla Manglietia fordiana Quercus phillyreoides Alanthus altissima Alniphyllum fortunei Elaeocarpus chinensis Elaeocarpus glabripetalus Idesia omeiensis Machilus thunbergii Meliosma flexuosa Phoebe bournei
Measurement cirumstances:
The measurements were conducted after the weeding in autumn and before the deciduous trees leaved off. Choosing this season is because a) weeded plots shorten the time consumed for identifying the tree positions; b) during this period, trees reach their highest height for this growing season (Pilot Experiment approved, unpublished data); c) Leaf-on gives a more accurate estimation on crown diameter.
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Dataset column

Name:
TAG
Definition:
code for planting locations, 12 digits with "t" in front; Datagroup description: Tree or shrub tags consist of 12 digits: The first 6 are the site plot name: _1_ site _2/3_ row, counting from North _4/5_ column, counting from west _6_ is the plot moved? Is it a quarter plot? The next 6 digits describe the tree individual _7/8_ type of individual (01 planned tree, 02 other tree than planted but in a given plot somewhere, 03 planned shrub, 04 other shrub within this plot) _9/10_ x grid position within plot, starting from southwest northwards _11/12 y grid position, starting from southwest eastwards.
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
t or s TAG Main Experiment
Keywords:
tree individual, location, object
Values:
t203270010404
t203270010408
t203270010405
t203270010407
t203270010406
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
group2011
Definition:
group2011
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Helper
Keywords:
No information available
Values:
g01
g02
g04
g03
g05
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
PTAG
Definition:
plot code, BEF research plot name, 6 digits with "p" in front; Datagroup description: Research plots of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem functioning experiment (BEF-China). Main Experiment plots have a size of 1 mu, which is about 25x25m^2 in horizontal projection. Pilot Study Plots have a size of 1x1 m^2. Research plots on the main experiment have a "p" in front of their IDs and then a 6 digit code: Plots in the main sites A and B are named according to their position in the original spreadsheet, in which they were designed. They consist of 6 digits: _1st digit_: Site (1:A, 2:B), _digit 2and3_: southwards row: as in spreadsheets the rows are named from the top to the bottom; _digit 4 and 5_: westward column: as in the original spreadsheet, but the letters are converted to numbers (A=01, B=02); _6th digit_: indicator, if the plot has been shifted a quarter mu. Example: "p205260": "p" means that this is a plot that is specified. "2" means, that we are at site B. Now the coordinates of the south - west corner: "0526". Since "e" is the fifth letter of the alphabet, this is Plot E26. The last digit "0" means that this plot was not moved by a quarter of a Mu, as some sites in Site B. The 6th digit can also indicate the subplot within the plot. "5", "6", "7", "8" indicate the northwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest quarter plot respectively.
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
BEF research plot name
Keywords:
Main Experiment, Site B
Values:
p205240
p204260
p204270
p204250
p203270
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
position2011
Definition:
the grid position of the individual according to Z1/Z2 label
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Individual position within plot in Site A or B (given by SP1/SP2)
Keywords:
No information available
Values:
pos0109
pos0105
pos0106
pos0108
pos0107
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
id2011
Definition:
the grid position of the individual according to SP2 label
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Helper
Keywords:
No information available
Values:
id10.13
id10.12
id10.14
id10.11
id10.10
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
spp.code.n2011
Definition:
the species code surveyed in 2011
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Species codes (Species numbers in the Main experiment)
Keywords:
No information available
Values:
15
11
13
14
12
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
spp2011
Definition:
the species name surveyed in 2011
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Scientific plant species name
Keywords:
species
Values:
Betula luminifera
Castanopsis eyrei
Alniphyllum fortunei
Ailanthus altissima
Acer davidii
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
height2011
Definition:
the total tree height; Datagroup description: Total height was measured as the length from stem base to the apical meristem.; Instrumentation: linear tape
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Plant height
Keywords:
response variable, height
Values:
0
10
101
100
102
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
h1st2011
Definition:
the distance up to the first living branch, for branchless trees, the distance up to the first living leaf was recorded; Instrumentation: linear tape
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Bifurcation point
Keywords:
bifurcation point, crown architecture
Values:
0
100
10
1
101
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
llong2011
Definition:
the length of the longest branch; Instrumentation: linear tape
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
response variable, branch
Values:
1
100
101
10
102
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
hlong2011
Definition:
the distance up to the longest branch; Instrumentation: linear tape
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
branch
Values:
10
1
100
0
101
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
azlong2011
Definition:
the azimuth of the longest branch; Instrumentation: compass
Unit:
degree
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
response variable, branch
Values:
110
10
0
100
105
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
anlong2011
Definition:
the elevation angle of the longest branch; Instrumentation: angle finder
Unit:
degree
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
response variable, branch
Values:
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.1
0
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
dlong2011
Definition:
the diameter for the longest branch ( 1cm from stem )
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
response variable, branch
Values:
0.15
0.05
0
0.1
0.06
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
gd2011
Definition:
the stem ground diameter ( 5 cm aboveground ); Datagroup description: Stem diameter at 5 cm above ground was measured; Instrumentation: calliper
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Basal diameter
Keywords:
response variable, basal diameter
Values:
0.14
0.1
0.05
0.15
0.06
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
dbh2011
Definition:
the diameter at breast height ( 130 cm aboveground ); Instrumentation: calliper
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Diameter at breast height
Keywords:
response variable, dbh
Values:
50
47
70
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
cbh2011
Definition:
the crown base height; Instrumentation: linear tape
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Crown architecture
Keywords:
response variable, crown
Values:
3
11
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
ns.crown2011
Definition:
the crown diameter along N-S cardinal direction
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Crown architecture
Keywords:
crown architecture
Values:
0
101
10
1
100
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
ew.crown2011
Definition:
the crown diameter along E-W cardinal direction
Unit:
centimeter
Datagroup:
Crown architecture
Keywords:
crown architecture
Values:
100
1
0
101
10
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
nbranch2011
Definition:
the number of branches (taking account of branches longer than 1 cm)
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
response variable, branch
Values:
0
1
12
10
11
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
nd.branch2011
Definition:
the number of dead branches
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Branch demography
Keywords:
response variable, branch
Values:
11
1
10
12
0
Contributors:
No information available

Dataset column

Name:
comment2011
Definition:
comments
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Comments
Keywords:
No information available
Values:
2010this position might be overseen
2010 this position might be overseen
1313
0
angle incorrec
Contributors:
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Dataset column

Name:
date2011
Definition:
the survey date
Unit:
No information available
Datagroup:
Date time information
Keywords:
date
Values:
14-10-2011
11-10-2011
12-10-2011
15-10-2011
13-10-2011
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