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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data, Dataset via LTER Data Portal
Dataset ID:2011_EVRT1980_RESPIRATION.02
Dataset Title:Temperature response of dark respiration from the 1980-82 Eriophorum vaginatum reciprocal transplant experiment along Dalton Highway, Alaska.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Ned
Last Name:Fetcher
Organization:Wilkes University
Address line 2:Institute for Environmental Science and Sustainabilty
Address line 3:84. W. South St.
Zip Code:18766
Investigator 2: 
First Name:James
Last Name:McGraw
Organization:West Virginia University
Address line 2:Department of Biology
Address line 3:53 Campus Drive
Zip Code:26505
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Gaius
Last Name:Shaver
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:The Ecosystem Center
Address line 3:
City:Woods Hole
Zip Code:02543
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Marjan
Last Name:van de Weg
Organization:Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Address line 2:Global Change Institute
Zip Code:1081 HV
Country:The Netherlands
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:dark respiration, respiration, Q10, nitrogen, temperature response, 1980 Eriophorum vaginatum transplant experiment, reciprocal transplant, populations
Abstract: These data were collected in July 2011 for tussocks transplanted in 1980-82 in a reciprocal transplant experiment and harvested in 2011. Important variables are garden name, source population, and dark respiration.
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Data File Name 2011_EVRT1980_RESPIRATION
Beginning Date 7/16/2011
End Date 7/21/2011
Number of Data Records 38
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RESEARCH LOCATION:                  
Location Name No Name Creek Transplant Garden Coldfoot Transplant Garden Toolik Lake Transplant Garden Sagwon Transplant Garden Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description The garden is in the middle of giant tussocks 100 m north and 165 m west of the bridge that crosses No Name Creek on the Dalton Highway. Access is easier by going along No Creek for 165 m and then heading north. The garden is 100 m north of the edge of the forest and 190 m east of the Dalton Highway. The garden is in the complex of "historic sites" at Toolik Lake. The garden is 50 m north of the upper parking area at the Sagwon Overlook pulloff. Site fomerly known as MS 127. Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                  
West Bounding Coordinate                  
East Bounding Coordinate                  
North Bounding Coordinate                  
South Bounding Coordinate                  
OR if single point location                  
Latitude 66.116744 67.258973 68.629538 69.424431 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -150.169792 -150.169153 -149.579858 -148.709647 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 167 319 759 269 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
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Organisms studied Eriophorum vaginatum
Methods:In 1980-1982, six transplant gardens were established along a latitudinal gradient in interior Alaska from Eagle Creek, AK, in the south to Prudhoe Bay, AK, in the north (Shaver et al. 1986) .Three sites, Toolik Lake (TL), Sagwon (SAG), and Prudhoe Bay (PB) are north of the continental divide and the remaining three, Eagle Creek (EC), No Name Creek (NN), and Coldfoot (CF), are south of the continental divide. Each garden consisted of 10 individual tussocks transplanted back to their home-site, as well as 10 individuals from each of the other transplant sites (n = 10; 6 populations x 6 sites x 10 replicates = 360 total individuals).

Temperature response curves for Rd were measured in situ between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm with portable photosynthesis equipment fitted with an expanded temperature control kit (Li-Cor 6400 and Li-Cor 6400-88, Li-Cor, Inc, Lincoln, USA). For each replicate, a selection of E. vaginatum leaves per tussock (39) was used. The mean SD leaf temperatures (Tleaf) ranged between 10 2.0 ?C and 25 1.9 ?C for each curve, and Rd measurements were taken at intervals of ~2.5 ?C and at every point 10 measurements were recorded. Each response curve took between 20 and 70 min, depending on how quickly the higher leaf chamber temperatures were reached. After the respiration measurements, the leaf samples were dried at 60 ?C to a constant weight, ground and analyzed for CHN with a Perkin-Elmer Series II 2400 CHNS/O Analyzer (LECO Corporation, USA) at the MBL in Woods Hole, MA. The response of Rd to Tleaf was fitted by regression using a modified Arrhenius equation (Lloyd and Taylor 1994; Griffin et al. 2002).The respiration data given here are the respiration data corrected to 10 C with the acquired Q10 value.

Funding for this research was provided by National Science Foundation grant ARC-0908936, with additional support from NSF-OPP 0807639.AMAX and RESP data are incorporated in a ms. submitted to Botany. The results were published in: van de Weg, M. J., Fetcher, N., and Shaver, G. (2013). Response of dark respiration to temperature in Eriophorum vaginatum from a 30-year-old transplant experiment in Alaska. Plant Ecology and Diversity 6:379-381

References for these notes:
- Griffin KL, Turnbull M, Murthy R. 2002. Canopy position affects the temperature response of leaf respiration in Populus deltoides. New Phytologist 154:609619.
- Lloyd J, Taylor JA. 1994. On the temperature dependence of soil respiration. Functional Ecology 8:315323.
- Shaver GR, Fetcher N, Chapin FS III. 1986. Growth and flowering in Eriophorum vaginatum: annual and latitudinal variation. Ecology 67:15241535

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Garden Name of the transplant garden text     NN = No Name Creek| CF= Coldfoot| TL = Toolik Lake|SAG = Sagwon  
Source Name of the source population. text     NN = No Name Creek| CF= Coldfoot| TL =Toolik Lake|SAG = Sagwon  
Tussock Number of tussock number number      
System Owner of LI-6400 system used for the measurement text     MBL = Ecosystem Center Marine Biology Laboratory| ITEX = 2nd system belonging to Ecosystem Center and used for ITEX project  
Date Date of measurement datetime   DD-MMM-YYYY    
MeanGasEx/Mass at 10 C Dark respiration at , based on 10 measurements at minimum temperature and adjusted to 10 C with the corresponding Q10. Unit in nanomol of CO2 per gram dry weight number nanomolePerGramPerSecond      
Maximum Temperature for measurement (C) Maximum temperature from the temperature response curve number degree      
Minimum Temperature for measurement (C) Minimum temperature from the temperature response curve number degree      
Exponential Q10 fit Temperature response as: Q10 = RdT+10/RdT. Fitted with minimum sums of squares fitting method number dimensionless      
Nitrogen content (%) Percentage of nitrogen number percent      
C:N ratio Ratio of carbon to nitrogen number dimensionless      

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