Main Experiment: Cover of Biological Soil Crusts in Runoff Plots (2011 - 2015)

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Seitz, S. (2017): Main Experiment: Cover of Biological Soil Crusts in Runoff Plots (2011 - 2015). (Accessed through URL: http://china.befdata.biow.uni-leipzig.de/datasets/598)

Dataset Abstract

Cover of BSCs and adjunct vegetation parameters on research plots with micro-scale ROPs.

Dataset Design

Photogrammetric survey within runoff plots (40 cm x 40 cm). Perpendicular images were taken with a single lens reflex camera system (Canon 350D, Tokio, Japan) and processed with the grid quadrat method (GIMP 2.8) using a digital grid overlay. Stone cover and BSC cover were separated by hue distinction. A continuous leaf litter cover, which may impede analyses, was not present during measurements.

Spatial Extent

Experimental Site A
29°08'-29°11'N
117°90'-117°93'E

Taxonomic Extent

Cyanobacteria, algae, lichens, bryophytes

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

year
year
Data group: Date time information
Values
2011
2014
2015
2013
2012
PLOT_NO
PLOT_NO
Data group: Plot name (letter, number code)
Values
H31
C32
E34
E31
I28
rop
Number of Runoff Plot on VIP
Data group: Helper
Keywords: soil erosion
Values
1
5
2
3
4
surface_cov_crust
surface_cov_crust
Data group: Surface sealing
Values
1
10
0
12
11
* Song, Z., Käppeler, K., Carla Webber also contributed to this column.
m_cr_dia
m_cr_dia
Data group: Crown architectural parameters
Values
102.27
115.14
0
108.44
107.31
height
height
Data group: Plant height
Values
104.53
111.18
102.72
0
109.72
bd
bd
Data group: Basal diameter
Values
11.15
0.56
0.06
0.35
0