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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 Poral
Dataset ID:1997lgrarespbm.07
Dataset Title:A harvest was conducted to determine productivity of rare species not found in at least 4 quadrats per site in a separate small quadrat aboveground biomass harvest (see 1997lg3sbm.txt), Arctic LTER 1997.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Gus
Last Name:Shaver
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
Address line 3:
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Laura
Last Name:Gough
Organization:Department of Biology
Address line 2:Box 19498
City:Arlington
State:Texas
Zip Code:76019
Country:USA
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Jenny
Last Name:Carroll
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Investigator 4: 
First Name:Dana
Last Name:Royer
Investigator 5: 
First Name:Erik
Last Name:Jackson
Investigator 6: 
First Name:Jim
Last Name:Laundre
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:Alaska, biomass, productivity, tundra, species diversity, primary production, organic matter, populations
Abstract:A harvest was conducted to determine productivity of rare species not found in at least 4 quadrats per site in a separate small quadrat aboveground biomass harvest (see 97lg3sbm.txt). Harvests occurred in a tussock, watertrack, and snowbed community at 3 sites - acidic tundra near Toolik (site of acidic LTER plots), nonacidic tundra near Toolik Lake(site of non-acidic LTER plots), and acidic tundra near Sagwon. Moss and lichen data are presented by species elsewhere (see 97lgmosslichen).
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
For information about this web site contact:
Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
Email: arc_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.1405&urlTail=terrest/biomass/data/1997lgrarespbm.csv
Data File Name 1997lgrarespbm
Beginning Date 7/25/1997
End Date 8/1/1997
Number of Data Records 52
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Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 2: Created Excel metadata form. Added title and atrribute table. 10Jan06 JimL
Version 3: Added LTERNET Data Access server proxy for Excel and comma delimited data files.
Version 4: Upadte LTERNET Data Access server proxy link for Excel and comma delimited data files. Changed from knb to das in url.
Version 5: Updated the metadata form to new version and eml to 2.1.0 JimL 9Jul2012
Version 6: Taxonomic coverage data updated. Updated metadata to newer form (with sites sheet). CH March 2013.
Version 7: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
Location Name Toolik LTER Moist NonAcidic Tussock Tundra Sagwon Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One 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 Toolik Lake (68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m) nonacidic tundra near Toolik Lake(site of non-acidic LTER plots) near Sagwon (69 degrees 25' N, 148 degrees 40' W 300 m). Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
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Latitude 68.62405 68.6342 69.4166666666667 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.61058 -149.64074 -148.666666666667 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 760   300 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied Andromeda polifolia; Arctagrostis latifolia; Arctostaphylos alpina; Betula nana; Cassiope tetragona; Eriophorum vaginatum; Ledum palustre; Polygonum bistorta; Potentilla fruticosa; Rubus chamaemorus; Salix pulchra; Salix reticulata; Salix rotundifolia; Vaccinium uliginosum; Vaccinium vitis-idaea
 
Methods:A separate harvest was conducted in order to determine productivity of rare species not found in at least 4 quadrats per site in a separate aboveground biomass harvest (see 97lg3sbm.txt). These species were selected based on the species measured for leaf level photosynthesis in summer 1997. A 1 m^2 quadrat divided into 20 x 20 cm areas was used to determine visual percent cover of each of these species within the 9 m2 plots. Subsequently the same quadrat was placed on an area outside the plots (targeted for the species), percent cover was estimated, and all aboveground biomass of the targeted species was harvested. This was done 4 times at each site/community for each species.
Plots were established in homogeneous vegetation in each of the communities at each site. Slope and aspect were as consistent as possible across the site locations. Eight 3 x 3 m plots were established and the corner of focus was chosen randomly. In the lab plant material was separated into lichen, moss, and vascular species. Lichens were separated to genus. In 4 quadrats at each community within each site, mosses were separated by species. In the other 4 mosses were lumped for total biomass only. Vascular species had belowground material removed, and were divided into current year?s growth and old growth. Harvesting and separating were conducted from 25 July through 1 August, 1997. All specimens were dried for at least 48 hours at 60 degrees C and weighed. Samples were then returned to Woods Hole, Mass. for nutrient analysis.

Notes: The 1 square meter plots were not representative of the species area extent since the plot was selected based on the presence of the species.

Calculations: Rare species biomass was estimated from the species? percent cover in a 9 m^2 plot. All of a plant?s above ground biomass was harvested in a 1 square meter plot. The biomass was divided by the percent cover in the square meter plot and then scaled by the percent cover in the 9 square meter plots. The 1 square meter plots were not representative of a species? area extent since the plot was selected based on the presence of the species.

Sampling Description.

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Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Date Beginning date of harvest. The harvest occurred over a 6 day period. datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
Site Site of harvest: LTER Acidic tundra, LTER Non-acidic tundra, and Sagwon acidic tundra. Communities sampled at each site are: Tussock, Snowbed, watertrack text        
Community Tussock, snowbed or water track tundra text        
Species The species text        
Biomass Category Tissue category for biomass summaries: New above, old above, below, and non-vascular. text        
g _m2Q1 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q2 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q3 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q4 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q5 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q6 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q7 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
g _m2Q8 Estimated g/m^2 per 9 m2 plot. number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
mean g_m2 Average of all quadrats for that species and tissue type in g/m^2 number gramPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured

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