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

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This dataset is part of the data analyzed in Ristok et al. 2016 "Leaf litter diversity positively affects the decomposition of plant polyphenols ".

Dataset Abstract

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.

Dataset Design

See Materials and Methods in the corresponding manuscript.

Spatial Extent

The NILEx Site is situated near Site A (Experimental site in Xingangshan) small near-natural forest remnant on the east-northeastern end of the experimental plot.

Taxonomic Extent

Quercus acutissima, Sapindus saponaria, Schima superba

Data Analysis

See Materials and Methods in the corresponding manuscript.

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

plot_ID
Identifier that allows to assort samples to their respective plot.
Data group: NILEx research plot
Values
T_B1_P07_D1_Schi
T_B1_P09_D2_Querc_Schi
T_B1_P10_D2_Querc_Schi
T_B1_P03_D1_Querc
T_B1_P05_D1_Sap
plot_species_ID
Identifier that adds sample species and labelling status to 'plot_ID'.
Data group: NILEx research plot
Values
T_B1_P03_D1_Querc_L
T_B1_P09_D2_Querc_N
T_B1_P07_D1_Schi_L
T_B1_P05_D1_Sap_L
T_B1_P09_D2_Schi_L
meocosm_ID
meocosm_ID
Data group: NILEx research plot
Values
T_T0_B1_P10_D2_Querc_Schi
T_T0_B1_P07_D1_Schi
T_T0_B1_P05_D1_Sap
T_T0_B1_P09_D2_Querc_Schi
T_T0_B1_P03_D1_Querc
sample_ID
Identifier that adds sample species and labelling status to 'mesocosm_ID'.
Data group: NILEx research plot
Values
T_T0_B1_P07_D1_Schi_L
T_T0_B1_P05_D1_Sap_L
T_T0_B1_P03_D1_Querc_L
T_T0_B1_P10_D2_Schi_N
T_T0_B1_P09_D2_Querc_N
sample_barcode
Condensed version of 'sample_ID'.
Data group: NILEx research plot
Values
TNT0B1P03QL
TNT0B1P10SiN
TNT0B1P09QN
TNT0B1P05SaL
TNT0B1P07SiL
timestep
Categorial variable of 'days'.
Data group: Exposure time (category)
Values
T3
T2
T4
T0
T1
days
Days of decomposition after which samples were taken.
Data group: Exposure time
Values
12
0
171
101
37
block
Identifier that allows to assort samples to their respective block.
Data group: Tracer NILEx Block
Values
B2
B3
B1
plot
Identifier that allows to assort samples to their respective plot.
Data group: Tracer NILEx Plot
Values
P03
P05
P06
P04
P07
diversity
Categorial variable of 'richness'.
Data group: Tracer NILEx Diversity
Values
D3
D2
D1
richness
Number of different litter species.
Data group: Tracer NILEx Diversity
Values
1
2
3
composition
Information of litter species composition within the respective mesocosm.
Data group: Tracer NILEx species composition
Values
Querc_Schi
Querc_Sap_Schi
Querc
Sap
Querc_Sap
labelled_species
Information of labelled litter species identity within the respective mesocosm. N: non-labelled species; L: labelled species.
Data group: Helper
Keywords: experimental treatment, isotope
Values
Querc
Schi
Sap
sample_species
Information of sampled litter species identity for the respective sample.
Data group: Predictor
Values
Sap
Schi
Querc
status
Labelling status of the sampled litter for the respective sample.
Data group: Predictor
Values
L
N
phenolics
Total phenolics content as tannic acid equivalent
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Secondary Metabolites
Values
101.3767012
10.04702041
0.739684075
10.10438108
0.161176296
tannin
Tannin content as tannic acid equivalent
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Secondary Metabolites
Values
0.1493399
0.107831107
0.179069603
0.067070224
0.057582003