CSPs: Tree wood decomposition rates: debris items with soil contacts in coarse mesh nets in the Comparative Study Plots

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Dataset Abstract

Decomposition rates of wood samples placed into defined subplots of the Comparative Study plots (CSPs) of the BEF-China Research group.

Dataset Design

Wood samples of comparable size were placed into four subplots of the CSPs. Subplots are at the corners of the central CSP subplot, when the CSP is devided into 9 quadrats.

Spatial Extent

Wood samples were placed in four subplots regularly into the Comparative Study Plots (CSP) of the BEF-China Research Group in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve, China.
29°08'-29°17'N
118°02'-118°11'E

Temporal Extent

Deposition and retention dates are explicitly stated in the data (2010-2012)

Taxonomic Extent

Tree species, species names are explicitly stated in the data

Data Analysis

This data can be used for comparing wood decomposition rates, however, it is only part of the wood samples. This data is based on the wood samples in coars mesh nets and with soil contact.

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

rownr
row number of the original data set, including other mesh types of net and positionings
Data group: Helper
Values
1004
1008
1002
10
1006
CSP
Number of the Comparative Study Plot; Datagroup description: BEF research plot name; Datagroup description: 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, location
Values
CSP05
CSP01
CSP04
CSP03
CSP02
plot_subplot
Subplot within the CSP: acronyms for North- South etc, which corner of the central of 9 subplots the samples were placed
Data group: Subplots within CSPs
Keywords: location
Values
10_NE
10_SW
11_NE
10_SE
10_NW
date_cwd_deposition
Deposition date
Data group: Date time information
Keywords: date
Values
2010-07-18
2010-07-11
2010-07-17
2010-07-10
2010-07-09
sample_number
Identifier of the wood sample
Data group: Woody debris items
Keywords: object, wood, debris
Values
1047
1049
1041
1055
1054
spec
Species name
Data group: Scientific plant species name
Keywords: species
Values
Castanopsis eyrei
Alniphyllum fortunei
Castanopsis fargesii
Adinandra millettii
Castanea henryi
retention.date
Retention date
Data group: Date time information
Keywords: date
Values
2011-10-14
2011-10-12
2011-10-19
2011-10-15
2011-10-17
dw_sample
dry weight of the weight sample
Data group: Above and below ground biomass measurement
Keywords: biomass
Values
121.178296
1027.536273
109.0075761
131.6918608
110.2643896
initial_dw
Initial dry weight of the weight sample
Data group: Above and below ground biomass measurement
Keywords: biomass
Values
1008.02233983287
1005.57963099631
1009.33610322581
1014.83333333333
1022.32785234899
k
k
Data group: Decomposition
Keywords: response variable, decomposition
Values
0.0123032085169873
0.00293728434083725
0.0102926437001433
0.00821888896189307
0.0194686273174192