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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:1999SHretrans.08
Dataset Title:Foliar and litter nutrients and retranslocation efficiencies (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Al) for dominant species on moist acidic and non-acidic tundra, Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station , Alaska, 1999.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Sarah
Last Name:Hobbie
Organization:Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Address line 2:University of Minnesota
Address line 3:1987 Upper Buford Circle
City:St. Paul
State: MN
Zip Code:55108
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Laura
Last Name:Gough
Organization:Department of Biology
Address line 2:Box 19498
Address line 3:University of Texas at Arlington
City:Arlington
State:Texas
Zip Code:76019
Country:USA
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Last Name:Miley
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First Name:Angie
Last Name:Moline
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Keywords:litter nutrients, translocation, moist acidic tundra, moist non-acidic tundra, primary production, disturbance, inorganic nutrients, organic matter, populations
Abstract:Foliar and litter nutrients and retranslocation efficiencies (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Al) for dominant species on moist acidic and non-acidic tundra, Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station , Alaska, 1999.
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DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.1408&urlTail=terrest/biomass/data/1999SHretrans.csv
Data File Name 1999SHretrans
Beginning Date 7/15/1999
End Date 8/31/1999
Number of Data Records 84
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Log of Changes: Version 2: Translated metadata into Excel metada worksheet, added attribute table and title. Jan 2006 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:Updated metadata to newer form (with sites sheet). CH March 2013.
Version 7: Changed date to text since it is noon standard form JimL 17May13
Version 8: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
Location Name LTER Moist Acidic Tussock Tundra LTER Moist NonAcidic Tussock Tundra 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 Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska(68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m). Moist Acidic Tussock Tundra. Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska(68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m). Moist Non-acidic Tussock Tundra. 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 Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                                            
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Latitude 68.62405 68.6342 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 In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.61058 -149.64074 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 In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 750 750 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 In Meters  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:Foliar samples were collected in late-July, 1999, from 6 points located every 5 meters along transects at each site. At a sampling point, the following were collected for each species (depending on the site): five tillers of Eriophorum; 3 tillers of Carex; 4-5 long shoots of Betula; 3-4 leaves of Rubus; 5 current year's shoots of Ledum, Vaccinium, and Dryas; 5 leaves of Polygonum; and one clump (approximately 25 cm2) of green Sphagnum, Hylocomium, and Tomenthypnum moss. Leaves from a transect point were pooled within species, removed from stems, and analyzed fresh for leaf area on a portable LICOR leaf area meter (LICOR Inc., Lincoln, Nebaraska). Leaves were subsequently dried (65íC), weighed (to determine specific leaf area), ground, and analyzed for N by combustion on a Carlo-Erba CHN analyzer (Carlo-Erba Instruments, Milan Italy), and for P, Ca, Mg, K, and Al by ICP (following digestion in 10% HCl) (Munter and Grande 1981). Determinations of P, base cations, and Al were done at the University of Minnesota's Research Analytical Laboratory. Senesced samples were collected in mid-August, 1999. Because of the scarcity of senesced material, senesced leaves were sampled differently from live leaves. At a sampling point, the following were collected for each species (depending on the site): 30 senesced leaf tips of Eriophorum and Carex; senesced leaves from 5-10 long shoots of Betula; 5 senesced leaves of Polygonum and Rubus; and senesced leaves from 5 shoots of Dryas. One bulk sample of senesced leaves was collected for Ledum and Vaccinium at each site, and for Betula at the non-acidic site. We analyzed senesced leaves for specific leaf area, as above. Leaves from different points along the transect were combined within a species and site for nutrient analyses due to small sample masses.

Calculations: We calculated retranslocation efficiency as the difference in the area-based nutrient pool size before and after senescence relative to the pool size before senescence multiplied by 100. Because nutrient concentrations of dead leaves were analyzed on pooled samples, we used average nutrient concentrations of live leaves for these calculations. Thus we have one retranslocation value for each species at each site with no replication.

Reference Citations: Hobbie, S. E. and L. Gough. 2002. Foliar and soil nutrients in tundra on glacial landscapes of contrasting ages in northern Alaska. Oecologia 131:453-452

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
DATE date in MMM, DD-MMM-YYYY format text        
SITE MAT refers to moist acidic tundra; MNT refers to moist non-acidic tundra text        
SPECIES species are named with the first 3 letters of the genus and the first 3 letters of the specific epithet; e.g., Betnan is Betula nana text        
REP replicate (1-6) text        
SLALIVE specific leaf area of live leaves number centimeterSquaredPerGram     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
SLADEAD specific leaf area of dead leaves number centimeterSquaredPerGram     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
NLIVE percent N in live leaves g N/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
NDEAD percent N in dead leaves g N/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
NRETRANS N retranslocation efficiency percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PLIVE percent P in live leaves g P/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PDEAD percent P in dead leaves g P/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PRETRANS P retranslocation efficiency percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
KLIVE percent K in live leaves g K/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
KDEAD percent K in dead leaves g K/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
KRETRANS K retranslocation efficiency percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
CALIVE percent Ca in live leaves g Ca/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
CADEAD percent Ca in dead leaves g Ca/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
CARETRANS Ca retranslocation efficiency percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
MGLIVE percent Mg in live leaves g Mg/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
MGDEAD percent Mg in dead leaves g Mg/100 g leaf number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
MGRETRANS Mg retranslocation efficiency percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
COMMENTS these are comments regarding specific data points text       #N/A=Missing or Not Measured

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