NILEx unlabelled (general): reference names for plots and topography data

Usage Rights

This data is Free within projects.

Usage rights: all NILEx participants

Dataset Abstract

This dataset provides information about the Unlabelled NILEx plot ID and topography for all mesocosm plots (litter decomposition, soil fauna abundance, microbial activity) and an additional map of the plot location within the blocks.

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 identety code: UnlabelledNILEx+Blocknumber+Plotnumber+Diversity+Composition
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
U_B1_P01_D2_Li_Qu
U_B1_P03_D2_Ma_Qu
U_B1_P04_D1_Li
U_B1_P05_D2_Ma_Si
U_B1_P02_D2_Li_Ma
block
block number
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
B2
B4
B1
B3
plot
plot numbers
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
P03
P02
P05
P01
P04
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: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
S1
S2
diversity
number of species within mixtures
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
D2
D4
D1
composition
leaf species within mixtures
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
Ce_Ch
Ce
Ce_Cy
Ch_Cy
Ch
aspect
plot aspect
Unit: °
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
127
116
117
120
105
inclination
plot inclination
Unit: °
Data group: Unlabelled NILEx
Keywords: Unlabelled Nilex
Values
11
10.9
12
0.5
10.7