CSPs: subplot naming conventions

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Dataset Abstract

Subplot naming conventions refer not only to the CSP and the geographic direction (provided by M. Baruffol) but also by the subplot location within the slope (X. Chi).

Dataset Design

subplot names come from geographic direction and within slope location

Spatial Extent

CSPs, Gutianshan National Reserve
29°08'-29°17'N
118°02'-118°11'E

Temporal Extent

Data has been repeatedly updated

Taxonomic Extent

no organisms

Measurement Circumstances

Are there circumstances that explain the precision of your measurements? Could it be that a sandstorm destroyed part of the plots in a given year?

Freeformat files (1)

  • all_csps.pdf (35.5 KB)
    All CSPs on one page with subplot naming conventions printed

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

CSP
BEF research plot name; Reasearch plots of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem functioning experiment (BEF-China). Comparative Study Plots (CSP) in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, having a size of 30x30m^2, measured on the ground.
Data group: BEF research plot name
Keywords: CSP
Values
CSP04
CSP01
CSP02
CSP03
CSP05
PLOT
CSP idHelper
Data group: Helper
Keywords: CSP
Values
CSP05
CSP03
CSP02
CSP04
CSP01
SUBPLOT_Xiulian
subplot naming by Xiulian Chi, within slope positionHelper
Data group: Helper
Keywords: CSP subplots
Values
5
3
1
4
2
Corner_plots
If this is a corner plot or notHelper
Data group: Helper
Values
SW
SE
NW
NE
SUBPLOT_North
within CSP south to north coordinate
Data group: Coordinate within plot
Keywords: CSP subplots
Values
2
3
1
SUBPLOT_East
within CSP east to west coordinate
Data group: Coordinate within plot
Keywords: CSP subplots
Values
10
20
30
subplot_ID
subplot ID within CSP, first digit east-west, second south-north
Data group: Subplots within CSPs
Keywords: CSP subplots
Values
12
11
22
21
13
subplot_letter
geograpic direction lettering of subplotsHelper
Data group: Helper
Keywords: CSP subplots
Values
nw
ee
nn
ne
c
* Nadrowski, K. also contributed to this column.
subplot
concatenation of CSP id, within slope position, geographic direction id and letteringHelper
Data group: Helper
Keywords: CSP subplots
Values
CSP01 x2 21 ss
CSP01 x4 12 ww
CSP01 x1 31 se
CSP01 x5 22 c
CSP01 x3 11 sw
* Nadrowski, K. also contributed to this column.