CSPs: dead wood inventories 2008/2009 - 2014

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Dataset Abstract

The great 2008 ice storm destroyed considerable areas in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve. In the Comparative Study Plots (CSPs) we quantified the amount of wood downed by the ice storm (coarse woody debris data). Dead wood was identified to species level if possible and dimensions were measured. Charactersistics like decay class, position, mortality cause, location, soil contact and presence or absence of fungi, termites and red rot (rotfäule) were recorded. Wood density and functional group of each species were assigned from literature.

Spatial Extent

CSPs -Comparative Study Plots in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve
29°08'-29°17'N
118°02'-118°11'E

Taxonomic Extent

Tree species of Gutianshan National Nature Reserve

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

CSP
CSP name; Datagroup description: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
CSP02
CSP01
CSP03
CSP04
CSP05
new.label
Dead wood label in 2014
Data group: CSP metal tag number (trees, woody debris)
Keywords: CSP metal tag number, label
Values
1001
1002
1003
1005
1000
spec
The taxonomic name of the species. Nomenclature follows the Flora of China.
Data group: Scientific plant species name
Keywords: taxonomy, species name
Values
Castanopsis carlesii
Albizia kalkora
Alniphyllum fortunei
Castanea henryi
Castanopsis eyrei
spec_code
species abbreviation. This cloumn provides shortcuts of the species given in the column "spec". Short names are generally a concatenation of the frist three letters of genus and the first three letters of species. CAS, PIN and QUE for those were only the genus was recorded.
Data group: Helper
Keywords: species abbreviation
Values
ALNFOR
CAS
CASCAR
ALBKAL
CASEYR
genus
Genus name of the species.
Data group: Plant genus name
Keywords: Taxonomic genus of species
Values
Castanea
Alniphyllum
Castanopsis
Albizia
Cinnamomum
family
Family name of the species
Data group: Plant family name
Keywords: Taxonomic family of species
Values
Aquifoliaceae
Elaeocarpaceae
Anacardiaceae
Ebenaceae
Daphniphyllaceae
ang_gym
Angiosperm or Gymnosperm
Data group: Angiosperm or Gymnosperm
Keywords: Angiosperm or Gymnosperm
Values
NA
ang
gym
funct
Functional group
Data group: Leaf habit
Keywords: functional group
Values
d
e
NA
c
wood_dens
Wood density
Unit: g/cm^3
Data group: Wood density
Keywords: wood density
Values
0.487
0.4
0.457
0.399
0.52
loc
Location of specimen inside the CSPs: c= within the central 10x10m, w= outside the 10x10m central plot (i.e. across the "whole" plot)
Data group: Location of deadwood in the CSPs
Keywords: CSP subplots, location
Values
w
c
NA
dbh_2009
Diameter at breast height in 2009; Datagroup description: Diameter at breast height
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at breast height
Keywords: Diameter at breast height
Values
10.5
10
10.6
10.2
10.1
dbase_2009
Diameter at the base in 2009
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at the base
Keywords: Diameter at the base
Values
10.5
10.3
10.2
10
10.4
dtop_2009
Diameter at the top in 2009
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at the top
Keywords: Diameter at the top
Values
11.5
10.9
11
10.5
10
height_length_m_2009
Height (standing) or lenght (downed) in 2009 in m
Unit: m
Data group: Height (standing) or lenght (downed) of deadwood
Keywords: Height (standing) or lenght (downed)
Values
0.1
0.05
0.2
0.15
0.22
height_length_cm_2009
Height (standing) or lenght (downed) in 2009
Unit: cm
Data group: Height (standing) or lenght (downed) of deadwood
Keywords: Height (standing) or lenght (downed)
Values
1010
100
1000
1005
10
pos_2009
Position in 2009
Data group: Deadwood conditional position
Keywords: position
Values
1
10
11
3
2
alive_2009
Alife or dead in 2009, d= dead, l= resprouting piece of wood
Data group: Living status
Keywords: Alife or dead
Values
d
NA
sc_2009
Soil contact in 2009; Datagroup description: Estimated soil contact
Unit: %
Data group: Soil contact
Keywords: Soil contact
Values
15
1
10
100
0
mc_2009
Mortality cause in 2009. Sometimes not clear, several causes possible and recorded . 1: snow break, 2= crashed by fallen tree, 3= harvest, 4= strangulation by lianas, 5= unidentifiable. Mixed mortality causes are also possible, indicated by e.g. 1.2 (= snow break & crashed by fallen tree).
Data group: Mortality cause of downed wood
Keywords: Mortality cause
Values
1
3
1.2
2
1.3
dc_2009
Decay class in 2009
Data group: Decay class of downed wood
Keywords: Decay class
Values
1
3
2
NA
ter_2009
Termites in 2009
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: termites
Values
1
0
rot_2009
red rot (rotfaeule) in 2009
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: Rotfaeule
Values
1
0
fungi_2009
Fungi in 2009; Datagroup description: Fungi present - 1; absent - 0
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: fungi
Values
0
1
sc_2010
Soil contact in 2010; Datagroup description: Estimated soil contact
Unit: %
Data group: Soil contact
Keywords: Soil contact
Values
10
100
1
0
15
dc_2010
Decay class in 2010
Data group: Decay class of downed wood
Keywords: Decay class
Values
1
2
NA
3
ter_2010
Termites in 2010
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: termites
Values
0
1
rot_2010
red rot (rotfaeule) in 2010
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: Rotfaeule
Values
0
1
fungi_2010
Fungi in 2010; Datagroup description: Fungi present - 1; absent - 0
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: fungi
Values
0
1
dbh_2012
Diameter at breast height in 2012; Datagroup description: Diameter at breast height
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at breast height
Keywords: Diameter at breast height
Values
10
10.5
10.6
10.2
10.1
dbase_2012
Diameter at the base in 2012
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at the base
Keywords: Diameter at the base
Values
10.1
10.3
10.4
10
10.2
dtop_2012
Diameter at the top in 2012
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at the top
Keywords: Diameter at the top
Values
10.2
0.5
1
10.1
10
height_length_2012
Height (standing) or lenght (downed) in 2012
Unit: m
Data group: Height (standing) or lenght (downed) of deadwood
Keywords: Height (standing) or lenght (downed)
Values
0.11
0.05
0.1
0.06
0.12
height_length_cm_2012
Height (standing) or lenght (downed) in 2012
Unit: cm
Data group: Height (standing) or lenght (downed) of deadwood
Keywords: Height (standing) or lenght (downed)
Values
100
1000
10
1005
1006
pos_2012
Position in 2012
Data group: Deadwood conditional position
Keywords: position
Values
3
10
2
1
11
alive_2012
Alife or dead in 2012
Data group: Living status
Keywords: Alife or dead
Values
d
l
NA
sc_2012
Soil contact in 2012; Datagroup description: Estimated soil contact
Unit: %
Data group: Soil contact
Keywords: Soil contact
Values
100
10
0
11
1
dc_2012
Decay class in 2012
Data group: Decay class of downed wood
Keywords: Decay class
Values
3
2
gone
Alife
1
ter_2012
Termites in 2012
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: termites
Values
1
0
rot_2012
red rot (rotfaeule) in 2012
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: Rotfaeule
Values
0
fungi_2012
Fungi in 2012; Datagroup description: Fungi present - 1; absent - 0
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: fungi
Values
0
1
dbh_2014
Diameter at breast height in 2014; Datagroup description: Diameter at breast height
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at breast height
Keywords: Diameter at breast height
Values
10.3
10.2
10.4
10
10.1
dbase_2014
Diameter at the base in 2014
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at the base
Keywords: Diameter at the base
Values
10.1
10.3
10.4
10.2
10
dtop_2014
Diameter at the top in 2014
Unit: cm
Data group: Diameter at the top
Keywords: Diameter at the top
Values
0.5
10
10.1
10.2
1
height_length_2014
Height (standing) or lenght (downed) in 2014
Unit: m
Data group: Height (standing) or lenght (downed) of deadwood
Keywords: Height (standing) or lenght (downed)
Values
0.07
0.11
0.05
0.1
0.06
height_length_cm_2014
Height (standing) or lenght (downed) in 2014
Unit: cm
Data group: Height (standing) or lenght (downed) of deadwood
Keywords: Height (standing) or lenght (downed)
Values
1000
100
1005
1006
10
pos_2014
Position in 2014
Data group: Deadwood conditional position
Keywords: position
Values
3
2
10
11
1
alive_2014
Alife or dead in 2014
Data group: Living status
Keywords: Alife or dead
Values
d
3
l
sc_2014
Soil contact in 2014; Datagroup description: Estimated soil contact
Unit: %
Data group: Soil contact
Keywords: Soil contact
Values
11
0
10
100
1
dc_2014
Decay class in 2014
Data group: Decay class of downed wood
Keywords: Decay class
Values
3
2
Alife
gone
1
ter_2014
Termites in 2014
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: termites
Values
1
0
rot_2014
Rotfaeule in 2014
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: Rotfaeule
Values
1
0
fungi_2014
Fungi in 2014; Datagroup description: Fungi present - 1; absent - 0
Data group: Organisms found on or in specimen
Keywords: fungi
Values
0
1