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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:2001lgshttbm.08
Dataset Title:Above ground plant and belowground stem biomass in moist acidic and non-acidic tussock tundra experimental sites, 2001, Arctic LTER, Toolik Lake, Alaska.
Investigator 1: 
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
Investigator 2: 
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 3: 
First Name:Gus
Last Name:Shaver
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Keywords:Alaska, biomass, productivity, nitrogen, phosphorus, tundra, primary production, disturbance, inorganic nutrients, organic matter, populations
Abstract:Above ground plant and belowground stem biomass was measured in moist acidic and non-acidic tussock tundra experimental sites. Treatments sampled were control plots and plots amended with nitrogen and phosphorus.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
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Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
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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.1396&urlTail=terrest/biomass/data/2001lgshttbm.csv
Data File Name 2001lgshttbm
Beginning Date 7/20/2001
End Date 8/1/2001
Number of Data Records 436
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Log of Changes: 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.
Version 6: Updated metadata form to new version and eml to 2.1.0 JimL 10Jul2012
Version 7: Added notes about "other species" to new "Species Comments" column. Updated taxonomic coverage data. Updated metadata to newer form (with sites sheet). CH March 2013
Version 8: 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 750 m). Moist Acidic Tussock Tundra. Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska(68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 740 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  
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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 750 740 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 polifolia; Arctagrostis latifolia; Arctostaphylos alpina; Betula nana; Carex bigelowii; Carex membranacea; Carex vaginata; Cassiope tetragona; Dryas integrifolia; Equisetum spp.; Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. triste; Eriophorum vaginatum; Ledum palustre; Polygonum bistorta; Rubus chamaemorus; Salix pulchra; Salix reticulata; Sphagnum spp.; Tomenthypnum nitens; Vaccinium uliginosum; Vaccinium vitis-idaea
 
Methods:Plots at the acidic site (MAT) were set up in July 1996 on extra 5 x 20 meters plots within the four block design of the 1989 LTER acidic tussock experimental plots. On each plot a 5x10 meter section was fenced with large mesh (4-inch square mesh) and within this fence a 5x5-meter plot was fenced with a small mesh (1/2-inch square mesh). In each block two fenced plots were setup: a plot with no fertilizer and a plot with annual fertilization (NP) treatments of 10 g/m2 Nitrogen (as NH4NO3) and 5 g/m2 Phosphorous (as triple superphosphate). In this biomass harvest only the control unfenced (NFCT) and NP unfenced (NFNP) treatments were sampled.
Plots at the non-acidic site (MNT) were setup in July 1997. Three replicate blocks were established with the following annual treatments in 5 x 20 m plots: control (CT), nitrogen added (N), phosphorus added (P) and N and P (NP) in the same amounts as described for the MAT site. Two replicate blocks were established with a greenhouse treatment (GH) and a greenhouse fertilized treatment (GHNP). Greenhouses are annually set up in late May or early June and removed in the end of August or early September. In this harvest only the control and NP treatments were sampled.

Notes: Cassiope tetragona was not separated into leaves and stems prior to drying and weighing; “new stems” includes new leaves and “old stems” includes old leaves.

Calculations: 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 each site. Four quadrats were randomly located along line transects in each of the replicate blocks of 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. The samples were dried at 50-70 degrees C in a drying oven and after several days weighed to nearest milligram. Details are given in Shaver and Chapin (Ecological Monographs, 61(1), 1991, pg. 1-31.)

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Date Date of beginning of harvest. Harvests usually last 4-5 days. datetime   dd-mmm-yy    
Site Site of harvest text        
Treatment Plot treatment text        
Growth form Growth form of Species text        
Species The species sampled or a lumped group. See ?Notes on lumped species? Under this variable for notes on species grouped together. ?Seedlings? indicates the number and identity of seedlings found in that quadrat. ?Comments? includes additional information about that quadrat. text        
Tissue The tissue type text        
Biomass Category growth category of the biomass sample text        
B1Q1 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat. (Code of variable name: B for block and the number following the B is the block number. The Q stands for quadrat with the number following the Q being the quadrat number) number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q2 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q3 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B1Q4 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q1 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q2 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q3 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B2Q4 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q1 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q2 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q3 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B3Q4 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q1 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q2 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q3 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
B4Q4 oven dried weight of sample collected in a quadrat number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Average Average of all quadrats for that species and tissue type. number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Std. Err. Standard Error of the mean for species and tissue type. number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Count Number of quadrats number number     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Average g/m2 Average of all quadrats expressed as number gramPerMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Std. Err. g/m2 Standard error of the mean in number gramPerMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Species Comments Comments on what species are included in the "Other" categories text        
Comments General comments text        

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