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

Usage Rights

This data is Free within projects.

Usage rights: all NILEx participants

Dataset Abstract

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

Dataset Design

11 leaf decomposition plots per block with 10 mesocosms, four with mesofauna exclusion (timesteps 1-4, mesh size 15 mm), four with mesofauna inclusion (timesteps 1-4, mesh size 0,25 mm), one backup mesocosm with mesofauna exclusion (timestep 5), one mesocosm with mesofauna inclusion for fungi analysis (timestep 3), respective soil respiration PVC rings

Spatial Extent

Castanea mollissima plantation near site B

Temporal Extent

April 2012 - October 2012

Taxonomic Extent

Species pool 1 (block 1 and 3): Senescent leaves of Liquidambar formosana, Machilus thumbergii, Quercus serrata, Schima superba; Species pool 2 (block 2 and 4): Schima superba, Castanopsis eyrei, Castanea henryi, Cyclobalanopsis glauca

Measurement Circumstances

damage of block 1 & 3 before timestep 3

Data Analysis

Information will be provided in the respective Unlabelled NILEx subexperiment datasets

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

plot_ID
Plot identity code: UnlabelledNILEx+Blocknumber+Plotnumber+Diversity+Composition
Data group: Unlabelled NILEX Research Plot
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
U_B1_P03_D2_Ma_Qu
U_B1_P05_D2_Ma_Si
U_B1_P04_D1_Li
U_B1_P01_D2_Li_Qu
U_B1_P02_D2_Li_Ma
block
block number
Data group: Unabelled NILEx block
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
B1
B3
plot
plot numbers
Data group: Helper
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
P03
P02
P05
P04
P01
species_pool
Leaves of species pool used for species mixtures in blocks. Species pool 1 (block 1 and 3): Senescent leaves of Liquidambar formosana, Machilus thumbergii, Quercus serrata, Schima superba; Species pool 2 (block 2 and 4): Schima superba, Castanopsis eyrei, Castanea henryi, Cyclobalanopsis glauca
Data group: Helper
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
S1
diversity
number of species within mixtures
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx species diversity
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
D1
D2
D4
composition
leaf species within mixtures
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx species composition
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
Li_Si
Li_Ma_Si_Qu
Li
Li_Ma
Li_Qu
aspect
plot aspect
Unit: °
Data group: Aspect
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
116
105
128
120
130
northness
aspect converted to northness. The use of "northness" and "eastness" is recommenden in linear models instead of aspect in °.
Data group: Aspect
Keywords: slope aspect; northness
Values
-0.15643446504023104
-0.21814324139654237
-0.0314107590781283
-0.24868988716485443
-0.18738131458572463
* Eichenberg, D. also contributed to this column.
eastness
aspect converted to eastness. The use of "northness" and "eastness" is recommenden in linear models instead of aspect in °.
Data group: Aspect
Keywords: slope aspect; eastness
Values
-0.4817536741017154
0.36812455268467814
-0.09410831331851491
-0.15643446504023073
0.21814324139654276
* Eichenberg, D. also contributed to this column.
inclination
plot inclination
Unit: °
Data group: Inclination
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
13.3
10.9
0.5
12.2
12
collembola_fine
Abundance of collembola. Mesocosms with fine net. Block 1 and 3. Species pool 1.
Data group: Abundance
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
1
3
2
0
14
collembola_coarse
Abundance of collembola. Mesocosms with coarse net. Block 1 and 3. Species pool 1.
Data group: Abundance
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
1
2
3
4
0