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Title:
Tree species traits but not diversity mitigate stem breakage in a subtropical forest following a rare and extreme ice storm
Created at:
2010-03-16
Updated at:
2016-12-10
Envisaged journal:
Nadrowski, K., Pietsch, K., Baruffol, M., Both, S., Gutknecht, J., Bruelheide, H., ... & Wirth, C. (2014). Tree Species Traits but Not Diversity Mitigate Stem Breakage in a Subtropical Forest following a Rare and Extreme Ice Storm. PloS one, 9(5), e96022.
Envisaged date:
2014-05-30
Rationale:
Future climates are likely to include extreme events, which in turn have great impacts on ecological systems. In this study, we investigated possible effects that could mitigate stem breakage caused by a rare and extreme ice storm in a Chinese subtropical forest across a gradient of forest diversity. We used Bayesian modeling to correct stem breakage for tree size and variance components analysis to quantify the influence of taxon, leaf and wood functional traits, and stand level properties on the probability of stem breakage. We show that the taxon explained four times more variance in individual stem breakage than did stand level properties; trees with higher specific leaf area (SLA) were less susceptible to breakage. However, a large part of the variation at the taxon scale remained unexplained, implying that unmeasured or undefined traits could be used to predict damage caused by ice storms. When aggregated at the plot level, functional diversity and wood density increased after the ice storm. We suggest that for the adaption of forest management to climate change, much can still be learned from looking at functional traits at the taxon level.
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CSPs: Wood density of tree species in the CSPs

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wood density of branches and wood cores taken from species in the CSPs of the Gutianshan Nature Reserve; determined from june to october 2008, with the help of a pyknometer

Id: 123
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Coarse woody debris (CWD). Collection of data on dead wood with special regard to the 2008 ice storm

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1) Objectives: -- a) Quantify “undisturbed” state prior to snow break. -- b) Quantify carbon and nitrogen stocks in aboveground CWD as a component of a full carbon and nitrogen budget. -- c) Estimate turnover of CWD carbon depending on species, p...

Id: 204
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 3
Created at: 2012-03-06
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals from individual trees in the CSPs

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Leaf traits and chemicals from tree species in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, including secondary compound (total phenolic and tannin concentrations) and information on stomata.

Id: 212
Users: 4
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 2
Created at: 2012-03-22
Updated at: 2016-07-07

CSPs: Comparative study plot (CSP) information to be shared with all BEF-China scientists

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This research is designed to collect data on diversity in subtropical forest ecosystems and relate it to ecosystem services such as primary productivity, carbon storage, prevention of soil erosion, and invasion resistance to exotic plants. This da...

Id: 205
Users: 5
Projects: 2
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2012-03-18
Updated at: 2016-03-09

CSPs: Phylogenetic alpha diversity of the comparative study plots

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Phylogenetic alpha diversity of the comparative study plots

Id: 225
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2012-09-17
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Xylem traits of tree species in the CSPs

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Tree xylem traits describing growth rings, wood porosity, wood vessels, perforation plates, vessel ray pitting, helical thickenings, deposits in vessels, vesselles, ground tissue fibre, fibre bands, wood parenchym, wood cells, wood crystals -- xyl...

Id: 124
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-03-03

General: Tree and Shrub species names reference list for BEF China

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Reference list for tree names in the Comparative Study Plots (CSP) of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem Functioning Experiment (BEF-China) and the Main Experiment. This file includes the names of all tree and shrub species found in the CSP during the ...

Id: 13
Users: 3
Projects: 2
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2011-04-15
Updated at: 2017-01-26

CSPs: living or killed trees after the 2008 ice storm

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During the 2008 ice storm, large parts of the Gutianshan Nature Park were effected. Comparative study sites (CSPs) were selected in sites with overall low damage from the ice storm. Here we list tree stems that were either living, or killed by the...

Id: 239
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2012-12-17
Updated at: 2015-05-20

CSPs: Tree size in the CSPs in 2008 and 2009

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Tree size in diameter at breastheight (dbh) and/or basal area, as well as height of trees found in the CSPs. Tree tags and species names were later corrected in 2010, so for the corrected species names please refer to the data set "Corrected tree ...

Id: 162
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2012-01-04
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Plant climatic niche traits related to extreme precipitation (ice storm)

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Traits are derived from gridding the range of a given species and then summarizing the values in each single grid cell. Climatic niche traits in this dataset include minimum and maximum temperatures in winter as well as precipition in winter.

Id: 269
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-01-31
Updated at: 2017-01-26

CSPs: Phylogenetic tree of woody species in the Gutianshan National Reserve

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The data file contains the corrected species names for the tip labels of the phylogenetic tree. The attached text file is the phylogenetic tree. Methods concerning the phylogenetic tree see below sampling description.

Id: 240
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 3
Created at: 2012-12-20
Updated at: 2016-03-03
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