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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:2000gsttbm.09
Dataset Title:Above ground plant biomass in a mesic acidic tussock tundra experimental site 2000, Arctic LTER, Toolik Lake, Alaska.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Gus
Last Name:Shaver
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
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City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Donie
Last Name:Bret-Harte
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Investigator 3: 
First Name:Michelle
Last Name:Mack
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Keywords:Alaska, biomass, leaf area, productivity, tundra, fertilization, primary production, disturbance, inorganic nutrients, organic matter, populations
Abstract:Above ground plant biomass and leaf area were measured in a tussock tundra experimental site. The plots were set up in 1981 and have been harvested in previous years (See Shaver and Chapin Ecological Monographs, 61(1), 1991 pp.1-31.) This file contains the biomass numbers for each harvested quadrat and per cent carbon and nitrogen summaries for control and fertilized plots. Leaf area data is in 2000gsttLA
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.1390&urlTail=terrest/biomass/data/2000gsttbm.csv
Data File Name 2000gsttbm
Beginning Date 7/24/2000
End Date 8/1/2000
Number of Data Records 198
Other Files to Reference
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Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 3: Translated metadata into Excel metada worksheet, added attribute table and title. Jan 2006 Jiml
Version 4: Added LTERNET Data Access server proxy for Excel and comma delimited data files.
Version 5: Upadte LTERNET Data Access server proxy link for Excel and comma delimited data files. Changed from knb to das in url.
Version6: Updated the metadata - needed to add the Biomas Category variable description. Also eml was updated to 2.10 Jim L 24Jan12
Version 7: Updated metadata form to new version and eml to 2.1.0 JimL 10Jul2012
Version 8: Added notes about "lumped species" to new "Species Comments" column. Missing values changed to na. Taxonomic coverage data updated. Updated metadata to newer form (with sites sheet). CH March 2013.
Version 9: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
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Geographic Description Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska, (68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m) Tussock Tundra - 1981 plots, control and NP fertilized. 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 Enter Description  
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Elevation 760 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 In Meters  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied Andromeda; Betula nana; Calamagrostis holmii; Carex bigelowii; Cassiope tetragona; Dryas integrifolia; Equisetum spp.; Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. triste; Eriophorum vaginatum; Polygonum bistorta; Rubus chamaemorus; Salix pulchra; Salix reticulata; Sphagnum; Tomenthypnum; Vaccinium uliginosum; Vaccinium vitis-idaea
 
Methods:Plots were setup in June 1980 with annual fertilization treatments of 10 g/m2 Nitrogen (as NH4NO3) and 5 g/m2 Phosphorous (as triple superphosphate) were applied. Greenhouses and shade houses were annually set up in late May or early June and removed in the end of August or early September. Greenhouses and shade houses were discontinued in 1989. There are 4 replicate blocks, each containing 1 replicate of each of the following treatments.

Control
fertilized
greenhouse
greenhouse fertilized
shade


Notes: Cassiope was not separated into leaves and stems. Weights for Cassiope were recorded as leaf weights. Only control and fertilized plots were harvested.

Calculations: Units; Tissue mass data are expressed in g/quadrat (400 cm2). Multiply by 25 to get g/m2.

Sampling Description.

Biomass quadrats, size 20x20 cm, were taken from Toolik tussock site. Five quadrats were taken from each of four blocks. All aboveground biomass were clipped in 20x20 cm quadrats. Five quadrats were randomly located along line transects in each of four replicate blocks in each treatment. Aboveground biomass is considered "within" the quadrat if it is associated with a meristem that is within the quadrat. Quadrats were sorted within 24 hours into species and then into tissue type. Depending on the harvest, tissue types can be broad categories, i.e. above and below, or more detailed, i.e. inflorescence, new growth, old growth, etc. Leaf area was measured with a LiCor LI-3000A area meter. Leaf areas for graminoids, deciduous, and forbs were measured immediately after plucking and before drying. Leaf areas for Evergreen species (except Ledum) were measured after drying for 2-4 days. Leaf areas for Ledum were measured after final dry weights were done. Cassiope leaf areas were measured on the unseparated leaves and stems.
The samples were dried at 50-70 degrees C in a drying oven and after several days weighed to nearest milligram. Samples are then returned to Woods Hole for nutrient analysis. Details are given in Shaver and Chapin (Ecological Monographs, 61(1), 1991, pg. 1.)

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Date Date of beginning of harvest. The harvest last for 4-5 days. datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
Site Site of harvest. text        
Treatment Treatment of plots text        
Growth Form Growth form of species text        
Species The species sample or a lumped group. See Notes on lumped species? under this variable for notes on species grouped together. text        
Tissue The tissue type text        
Biomass Categroy growth category. text        
B1Q1 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name: B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q2 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q3 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q4 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q5 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q6 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q7 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q1 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q2 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q3 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q4 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q5 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q6 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q7 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q1 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q2 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q3 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q4 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q5 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q6 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q7 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q1 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q2 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q3 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q4 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q5 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q6 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q7 Oven dried weight (gm) of sample collected in a quadrat. Note: only 5 quadrats were collected for controls (Code of variable name:B for block and the number is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
Average g per quadrat Average of all quadrats for that species and tissue type. number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
Std Err g per quadrat Standard Error of the mean for that species and tissue type. number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
Count g per quadrat Number of quadrats number number     na=Missing or Not Measured
Average g per m2 Average of all quadrats expressed as g/m2 number gramPerMeterSquared     na=Missing or Not Measured
Std Err g per m2 Standard error of the mean in g/m2. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%C B1 Per cent Carbon for lumped sample for block 1. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%N B1 Per cent Nitrogen for lumped sample for block 1. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%C B2 Per cent Carbon for lumped sample for block 2. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%N B2 Per cent Nitrogen for lumped sample for block 2. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%C B3 Per cent Carbon for lumped sample for block 3. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%N B3 Per cent Nitrogen for lumped sample for block 3. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%C B4 Per cent Carbon for lumped sample for block 4. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
%N B4 Per cent Nitrogen for lumped sample for block 4. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk1 gC/m2 Grams of carbon per meter square for block 1. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk2 gC/m2 Grams of carbon per meter square for block 2. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk3 gC/m2 Grams of carbon per meter square for block 3. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk4 gC/m2 Grams of carbon per meter square for block 4. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Average gC/m2 Average grams of carbon per meter square for all 4 blocks. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
SERR gC/m2 Standard Error grams of carbon per meter square for all 4 blocks. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk1 gN/m2 Grams of Nitrogen per meter square for block 1. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk2 gN/m2 Grams of Nitrogen per meter square for block 2. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk3 gN/m2 Grams of Nitrogen per meter square for block 3. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Blk4 gN/m2 Grams of Nitrogen per meter square for block 4. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Average gN/m2 Average grams of nitrogen per meter square for all 4 blocks. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
SERR gN/m2 Standard Error grams of nitrogen per meter square for all 4 blocks. number percent     na=Missing or Not Measured
Species Comments Notes on lumped species categories. text        
Comments Comments about individual samples. text        

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