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