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General: Quick guide to search functions on the BEFdata Portal

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This guide aims at providing a concise and user-centred overview on how to find a special dataset or identify datasets containing the relevant information for the analysis one is to carry out. All instances of search options will be discussed, st...

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Created at: 2015-03-31
Updated at: 2017-01-26

Main Experiment: R script to calculate the local neighbourhood of a target tree

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Here you find a script for R which allows to calculate the local neighbourhood for each individual tree in the Main Experiment. However, target trres may only be from the 1X1Y (XXYY position within plots) rows in each plot in the main experiment....

Id: 481
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Created at: 2015-04-07
Updated at: 2016-09-09

Introduction to BEFData Infrastructure: Talk Australian National University, Canberra (July 2016)

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In July 2016, Z2 gave a talk at the Australian National Universtiy, Menzies Library to introduce and propmote the usage of the BEFData protal infrastrucutre.Z2 has been invited by the Information Literacy Programme of the ANU. The talk has been re...

Id: 528
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Created at: 2016-07-15
Updated at: 2017-07-15

CSP: tree age from core drillings

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Tree age of selected trees in the CSPs.

Id: 122
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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-02-18

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
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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2011-08-29
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

CSPs: Distances between CSPs (in km) based on GPS information

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This dataset provides a distance matrix wich gives the distances between the CSPs in the Gutianshan National Nature reserve (29º8'18" – 29º17'29" N, 118º2'14" – 118º11'12" E, Zhejiang Province Southeast China). The distances are based on the spati...

Id: 484
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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2015-04-16
Updated at: 2015-04-16

Data for Eichenberg et al. 2015: Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defence: Of intraspecific variation and trait evolution (Journal of Ecology)

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1. Despite recent advances in studies on trade-offs between plant defence traits, little is known about whether trade-offs reflect i) evolutionary constraints at the species level or ii) allocation constraints at the individual level. Here, we ask...

Id: 490
Users: 4
Projects: 3
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 2
Created at: 2015-08-18
Updated at: 2017-01-31

Data for Eichenberg et al (2014): "Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succeion series in subtropical China"; Journal of Plant Ecology 8(4): 401-410

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This is the dataset used for the analyses presented in Eichenberg et al (2014; see title above). For details on the calculation of the values in the dataset see the manuscript referenced as well as the references given for the respective colums in...

Id: 545
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Created at: 2016-11-17
Updated at: 2016-11-17

Info and Data for Paper Proposal: Z2 CSP Synthesis

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This is an addition to the Paperproposal 204 (http://china.befdata.biow.uni-leipzig.de/paperproposals/204) by D. Eichenberg, A. C. Lang and C. Wirth. Here I provide (in the Excel freeformat sheet attached belwo) the details on which Data will b...

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Created at: 2016-11-22
Updated at: 2016-11-22

NILEX (general): Talks NILEx meeting February 2013, Leipzig

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Talks from the Nilex meeting in Leipzig, February 2013.

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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx unlabelled (leaf): polyphenol size fractions, all time steps, monocultures

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Polyphenol size fractions, all time steps, monocultures, unlabelled Nilex

Id: 275
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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx unlabelled (leaves): total phenolics and tannin, all time steps

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total phenolics and tannin, all time steps, unlabelled Nilex

Id: 274
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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx tracer (leaf): total phenolics and tannin, all time steps

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Samples from the Tracer NILEx experiment were analyzed for thir contents of total phenolics as well as tannin contetns along the different stages of decomposition. Here we give the concentration of these metabolites in mg/g tannic acid equivalents.

Id: 296
Users: 2
Projects: 2
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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

CSPs: Tree and shrub functional diversity, dissimilarity and eveness in the CSPs

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Functional diversity, dissimilarity and eveness based on the following traits... Functional diversity is .... Dissimilarity is ... Eveness is... Calculated as... (from the manuscripts). Generation of random traits...

Id: 119
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Created at: 2011-08-29
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
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Attachments: 2
Created at: 2012-03-22
Updated at: 2016-07-07

Main Experiment: Leaf traits and chemicals from 59 tree and shrub species in the main experiment (Site A& B)

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Leaf traits and chemicals from tree and shrub species in the main Experimental Sites of BEF-China (Site A & B). Including secondary metabolites (total phenolics and tannin concentration) as well as leaf tensile strength (leaf toughness). Ardisia c...

Id: 320
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 4
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Created at: 2013-02-28
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals from 132 tree species in the CSPs

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Leaf traits of tree species, including chemical elements, leaf tensile strength, stomata characteristics, and secondary metabolites. Note that these data are species averages derived from the dataset "Leaf traits and chemicals from individual tree...

Id: 242
Users: 4
Projects: 1
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Created at: 2013-01-14
Updated at: 2016-10-25

CSPs: Leaf toughness of individual trees in the CSPs

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Leaf toughness assessed on individual trees of species growing in the CSPs in Gutianshan Nature Reserve. For each tree seven leaves were sampled in most cases. Every single value for every leaf is given. Exceptions were made in species with very s...

Id: 322
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
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Created at: 2013-02-28
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Main Experiment: Leaf traits and chemicals from individual trees in the Main Experiment (Site A & B)

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Leaf traits and chemicals from tree species in the Main Experimental sites, including secondary compound (total phenolic and tannin concentrations) and information on stomata.

Id: 323
Users: 4
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
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Created at: 2013-03-12
Updated at: 2016-04-20

Main Experiment: Leaf toughness of individual trees in the Main Experiment (Site A and B)

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Leaf toughness assessed on individual trees of species growing on the Experimental Sites of BEF China. For each tree seven leaves were sampled in most cases. Every single value for every leaf is given. Exceptions were made in species with very sma...

Id: 324
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-03-12
Updated at: 2016-07-12

CSPs: Tree functional identity weighted by abundance in the CSPs

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Abundance weighted mean of the functional traits of trees and shrubs

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Created at: 2013-03-13
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Tree species aggregated xylem traits in the CSPs 2009/10

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Aggregated data from the dataset "Xylem traits of tree species in the CSPs": These data aggregate the several ordinal variables. Tree xylem traits describing growth rings, wood porosity, wood vessels, perforation plates, vessel ray pitting, helica...

Id: 328
Users: 4
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2013-03-21
Updated at: 2016-03-03

BEFmod: Collection of available data for synthesis

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This is a collection of all data gathered by all participating projects of the BEFmod Experiment. This document does not provide any data but aims at giving an overview on which type of data is available from all participating subprojects of the...

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Created at: 2016-04-18
Updated at: 2020-02-05

CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals of 122 tree species in the CSPs

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Here we present data on 26 morphological and chemical leaf traits of tree species in the Comparative Study Plots (CSPs) of the BEF-China Project. Leaves were sampled accoring to the procedures described in Cornelissen et al (2003), with only fully...

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Created at: 2013-10-15
Updated at: 2016-03-23

CSPs: Sketch of the general set-up (Plots and Subplots)

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This picture shows the general set-up of a CSP. The dataset is ment to give an overview on the general design of a CSP to facilitate the understanding of plot and subplot allocation of positions referred in other datasets available on the CSPs on ...

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Created at: 2015-01-20
Updated at: 2015-01-20

Main Experiment: Species identification aid for the species planted in the Main Experiment

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We have compiled a brief identification aid which is intended to help scientists that work in the field to identify the species that are planted. It contains information on the latin as well as chinese species names, contains the short codes as we...

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Created at: 2015-02-25
Updated at: 2016-03-03
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Main Experiment: Leaf-litter inhabiting ants site A 2015

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Under the canopy of 10 site A tree species (Castanea henryi, Castanopsis sclerophylla, Choerosbondias axillaris, Cunninghammia lanceolata, Cyclobalanopsis glauca, Liquidamber formosana, Lithocarpus glaber, Nyssa sinensis, Pinus massoniana, Schima ...

Id: 503
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2016-03-22
Updated at: 2019-07-12

Data for Schuldt et al. 2015: Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth (Journal of Ecology)

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This dataset accompagnies the paper by Schuldt et al. 2015: Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth. Journal of Ecology

Id: 478
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Projects: 2
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Created at: 2015-03-09
Updated at: 2015-05-22

Pilot experiment: tree - herb interactions and invasibility of exotic species

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Exotic species are assumed to alter ecosystem functioning. However, little is known of the relationships within vertically structured plant communities such as forests, where tree saplings interact with herbaceous species, especially in the early ...

Id: 429
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
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Created at: 2013-10-16
Updated at: 2015-03-31

CSPs: Leaf litter quantity in CSPs (2009 - 2012): litter species identity

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Litterfall production is an important linkage between aboveground and belowground. Most studies are carried out in tropical forests or a single forest plantation, few leaf litter data, however, are available for subtropical forests along a chrono...

Id: 361
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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2013-06-20
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Plant traits aggregated from wood, leaf, and root traits of trees in the CSPs: synthesis dataset

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Plant traits are aggregated from the datasets "Decomposition rates of wood in the Comparative Study plots, debris items with soil contacts in coarse mesh nets", "Leaf litter decomposition in Gutianshan: decomposition rates (k-values)", "Aggregate...

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Created at: 2013-06-07
Updated at: 2017-03-06

Tree and shrub species growth data across a light-availability gradient in Dujiangyan

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Here we present the result from a two-year field experiment in which we transplanted seedlings of 14 woody species representing three contrasting functional types(broad-leaved evergreen, deciduous and coniferous species) along a light gradient int...

Id: 380
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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2013-09-18
Updated at: 2016-02-18

NILEx unlabelled (invertebrates): soil fauna abundance (collembola abundance), preliminary data

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This dataset provides information about the Unlabelled NILEx soil fauna abundance (collembola) preliminary data

Id: 426
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
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Created at: 2013-10-08
Updated at: 2017-01-09

CSPs: Ant data CSPs complete

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This data set contains all ant workers that have been collected in the 27 CSPs in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve. Ants have been collected with a range of complementary methods (baiting at breast height / baiting on the ground / beating lo...

Id: 502
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Created at: 2016-03-22
Updated at: 2019-07-12
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Plant polyphenols - Implications of different sampling, storage and sample processing in BEF experiments.

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We analyzed tannin and non-tannin phenolics contents of 20 subtropical tree species from East China with the aims to assess the impact of two different sample storage and processing methods and to relate them to other plant functional traits. We c...

Id: 49
Users: 3
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-02-13
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defence: Of Intraspecific variation and trait evolution

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1. Despite recent advances in studies on trade-offs between plant defence traits, little is known whether trade-offs reflect i) evolutionary constraints at the species level or ii) allocation constraints at the individual level. Here, we asked to ...

Id: 122
Users: 12
Datafiles: 6
Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-09-26
Updated at: 2018-01-07

Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succession series in subtropical China

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We investigated shifts in community weighted mean traits (CWM) of 14 leaf functional traits along a secondary successional series in an evergreen broadleaf forest in subtropical southeast China. Most of the investigated traits have been reported t...

Id: 123
Users: 15
Datafiles: 5
Attachments: 0
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-09-29
Updated at: 2015-01-27

The effect of microclimate on wood decay is indirectly altered by tree species diversity in a litterbag study

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Aims: We studied the influence of tree species diversity on the dynamics of coarse wood decomposition in developing forest communities in a natural, topographically heterogeneous landscape. Using the litter bag technique we investigated how and to...

Id: 170
Users: 9
Datafiles: 5
Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-02-17
Updated at: 2018-02-17

Tree species traits but not diversity mitigate stem breakage in a subtropical forest following a rare and extreme ice storm

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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 sub...

Id: 7
Users: 33
Datafiles: 11
Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2010-03-16
Updated at: 2016-12-10

Functional and phylogenetic dissimilarity of woody plants drive insect herbivory in highly diverse forests

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The degree of herbivore damage a plant species experiences has been shown to often be affected by the density of conspecific plant neighbors. However, host spectra of many herbivores often comprise a suite of related plant species, and generalist ...

Id: 69
Users: 19
Datafiles: 7
Attachments: 1
Board: Accept
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-01-19
Updated at: 2015-02-09

Horizontal, but not vertical canopy structure is related to stand functional diversity in a subtropical slope forest (DOI: 10.1007/s11284-011-0887-3

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In biodiversity research, niche complementarity is seen as one mechanism with which species coexistence is maintained. Niche complementarity also results in a more efficient use of the total resource pool, and thus, species-rich communities should...

Id: 22
Users: 15
Datafiles: 4
Attachments: 2
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2011-01-12
Updated at: 2015-04-25

Tree Diversity Enhances Stand Carbon Storage but Not Leaf Area in a Subtropical Forest

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Research about biodiversity–productivity relationships has focused on herbaceous ecosystems, with results from tree field studies only recently beginning to emerge. Also, the latter are concentrated largely in the temperate zone. Tree species dive...

Id: 211
Users: 19
Datafiles: 7
Attachments: 0
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2017-01-31
Updated at: 2017-01-31

Plant traits affecting susceptibility to herbivory of tree recruits in highly diverse subtropical forests

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Differences in herbivory among woody species can greatly affect the functioning of forest ecosystems, particularly in species-rich (sub)tropical regions. However, the relative importance of the different plant traits which determine herbivore dama...

Id: 150
Users: 12
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2015-03-09
Updated at: 2015-03-09

Soil and tree species traits both shape soil microbial communities during early growth of Chinese subtropical forests

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A better understanding of the linkages between aboveground and belowground biotic communities is needed for more accurate predictions about how ecosystems may be altered by climate change, land management, or biodiversity loss. Soil microbes are s...

Id: 83
Users: 29
Datafiles: 12
Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-06-10
Updated at: 2016-02-22

On the combined effect of soil fertility and topography on tree growth in subtropical forest ecosystems - a study from SE China

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Aims The aim of our research was to understand small-scale effects of topography and soil fertility on tree growth in a forest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) experiment in subtropical SE China. Methods Geomorphometric terrain an...

Id: 192
Users: 23
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-11-03
Updated at: 2016-11-03

Community assembly of ectomycorrhizal fungi along a subtropical secondary forest succession

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 Environmental selection and dispersal limitation are two of the primary processes structuring biotic communities in ecosystems, but little is known about these processes in shaping the soil microbial community during secondary forest succession....

Id: 50
Users: 26
Datafiles: 16
Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-02-23
Updated at: 2015-04-25
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