Data for Eichenberg et al (2014): "Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succeion series in subtropical China"; Journal of Plant Ecology 8(4): 401-410

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Eichenberg, D., Trogisch, S., Huang, Y., He, J., and Bruelheide, H. (2016): Data for Eichenberg et al (2014): "Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succeion series in subtropical China"; Journal of Plant Ecology 8(4): 401-410. (Accessed through URL: http://china.befdata.biow.uni-leipzig.de/datasets/545)

Dataset Abstract

This is the dataset used for the analyses presented in Eichenberg et al (2014; see title above). For details on the calculation of the values in the dataset see the manuscript referenced as well as the references given for the respective colums in the dataset.

Published

Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succeion series in subtropical China; Journal of Plant Ecology; doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtu

Temporal Extent

Data has been collected in field campaigns from 2009 to 2012

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

CSP
Number of the comparative study plot (CSP) in the GNNR
Data group: BEF research plot name
Values
CSP05
CSP04
CSP02
CSP01
CSP03
CWM SLA
Community weighted mean of SLA
Unit: SquareMilimeterPerGram
Data group: Specific leaf area
Values
10.24498654
10.38130141
10.34727037
10.1977036
10.72971485
CWM C/N
Community weighted mean of C/N ratio
Unit: percent
Data group: Carbon Nitrogen ratio
Values
33.06473284
36.11358828
31.47747179
36.81436781
28.197269
CWM LNC
Community weighted mean of leaf nitrogen content
Unit: microgramsPerGram
Data group: Nitrogen
Values
1.149911656
1.155054202
1.14734603
1.160209975
1.142050114
CWM LCC
Community weighted mean of leaf carbon content
Unit: percent
Data group: Carbon
Values
45.26162309
44.92152625
45.41497248
45.79679013
45.24238764
CWM LCaC
Community weighted mean of leaf Ca content
Unit: microgramsPerGram
Data group: Chemical elements
Values
4442.21287
3117.122519
4012.814815
3895.31444
4410.964871
CWM LPC
Community weighted mean of leaf phosphorous content
Unit: microgramsPerGram
Data group: Chemical elements
Values
432.0165477
447.775261
441.6241458
435.6790379
451.7185272
CWM LSC
Community weighted mean of sleaf sulfur content
Unit: microgramsPerGram
Data group: Chemical elements
Values
1318.710443
1316.632045
1274.375838
1354.715722
1274.23625
CWM Phenolics
Community weighted mean of phenolic substances
Unit: milligramsPerGram
Data group: Secondary Metabolites
Values
55.49813588
57.48469832
47.60017746
61.67681144
59.63477222
CWM Tannin
Community weighted mean of tannins
Unit: milligramsPerGram
Data group: Secondary Metabolites
Values
31.38003122
35.60999158
32.83718787
106.9041051
31.98702288
% evergreen
Percentage of individuals with evergreen leaf habit
Unit: percent
Data group: Leaf habit
Values
0.422123895
0.782608697
0.076236822
0.482576559
0.57700422
% pinnate
percentage of individuals with pinnate leaf form
Unit: percent
Data group: Leaf habit
Values
0.010590016
0.00613497
0.011299436
0.004950496
0.004098362
CWM StoD
Community weighted mean of stomatal density
Unit: micrometers^-2
Data group: Leaf stomata density
Values
26.90473906
27.2155991
26.37982064
27.58636804
25.77350299
CWM LT
Community weighted mean of leaf toughness
Unit: newtonPerMillimeter
Data group: Leaf toughness
Values
0.603989725
0.635062857
0.43974254
0.523967053
0.6025468
CWM LDMC
Community weighted mean of leafdry matter content
Unit: milligramsPerGram
Data group: Leaf dry matter content
Values
389.0118563
389.7601179
387.516116
381.2653809
388.5316111
k-rate
Community leaf litter k-rate
Unit: perYear
Data group: Decomposition
Values
0.335358639
0.377922367
0.327636132
0.311819263
0.360255047
Age
age of the CSP as estimated by count of tree rings from wood cores sampled from the 5th oldes tree individual in the CSP
Unit: years
Data group: Successional age of a forest plot
Values
21.72
106.2
115.54
101.3
105.77
spec_ric
number of tree species in the CSP
Unit: count
Data group: Taxonomic biodiversity
Values
27
29
32
30
25