Main experiment Site B: initial monitoring herb layer - species specific herb cover

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Dataset Abstract

This data gives cover values of individual herb species in each of the 1 mu subplots of the experimental site A of the BEF-China experiment.

Dataset Design

Each 1 mu plot in the initial plot map in the report to the German Science foundations was visited and a W-Transect was used to inspect herb cover. Herb cover of each species was estimated to the nearest percent cover.

Spatial Extent

Xingangshan, Main Experiment, SiteB
29°08'-29°11'N
117°90'-117°93'E

Taxonomic Extent

Herb layer herbs

Data Analysis

The herb composition can be related to soil and relief variables (altitude, slope, aspect). It can also be used as covarible in further analysis of the plot

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

investigator
调查人, investigator
Data group: Helper
Values
Mo Gao
Teng Fang
Bing-yang Ding
investigation date
date
Data group: Date time information
Keywords: date
Values
22-6-2009
25-6-2010
24-6-2010
23-6-2010
22-6-2010
plot number
plot number of the plot in Site B
Data group: Numeric treatment acronyms for the main experiment
Keywords: Main Experiment, Site B, location
Values
103
102
10.2
10.1
101
herbaceous species
species name
Data group: Scientific plant species name
Keywords: herbs, species, plant species
Values
Adenostemma lavenia
Adiantum capillus-veneris
Agrimonia pilosa
Acalypha australis
Achyranthes bidentata
percent cover
cover estimated. Numbers give the estimated abundance in %; However, "+" entries relate to the Braun-Blanquet scale, indicating fewer than 5 individuals in the investigated area
Unit: percent
Data group: Vegetation layer cover
Keywords: vegetation cover
Values
+
12
10
15
1