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Dataset ID:2004lggrgram.05
Dataset Title:Growth data was collected on four graminoid species on Arctic LTER experimental plots in moist acidic tussock and dry heath tundra 2004, Toolik Field Station, 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
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First Name:David
Last Name:Johnson
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Investigator 3: 
First Name:Elizabeth
Last Name:Ramsey
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Keywords:growth, fertilizer, herbivory, inflorescences, disturbance, populations
Abstract:Weekly growth of plant species of three growth forms were measured in the ninth year of a long-term experiment at Toolik Field Station. The experimental treatments excluded small and large mammalian herbivores and increased soil nutrients in two arctic Alaskan tundra communities: moist acidic tussock and dry heath. This data set reports the four graminoid (both tussock and rhizomatous forms) species. Please see 2004lggrbnan for Betula nana (dwarf shrub) growth data.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
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Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
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DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.10021&urlTail=terrest/phengwth/data/2004lggrgram.csv
Data File Name 2004lggrgram
Beginning Date 6/14/2004
End Date 8/4/2004
Number of Data Records 3222
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Log of Changes: Updated Metadata sheet
Version 4: Updated metadata form to newer version (without site sheet). CH 24 Jan 2013 Updated to newer metadata with site sheet. CH March 2013.
Version 5: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 17Feb14
 
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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). Moist Acidic Tussock and Dry Heath 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 Enter Description  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied Eriophorum vaginatum var. vaginatum; Carex bigelowii; Hierochloe alpina; Carex microchaeta
 
Methods:The LTER moist acidic tussock (MAT) site was set up in 1989. The experimental design is four blocks of 5 x 20 meter plots with randomly assigned treatments within each block. Treatments include control (CT), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and nitrogen plus phosphorus (NP). Fertilizer is added annually following snowmelt in June as 10 g/m2 nitrogen (as NH4NO3) and 5 g/m2 phosphorus (as triple superphosphate). Exclosure plots were set up at the MAT site in July 1996 on extra 5 x 20 meter plots within the four-block design of the 1989 LTER acidic tussock experimental plots. On each plot a 5 x 10 meter section was fenced with large mesh (4-inch square mesh) and within this fence a 5 x 5 meter plot was fenced with a small mesh (1/2-inch square mesh). In each block two fenced plots were set up: a plot with no fertilizer and a plot with annual fertilization treatments as described above. Thus the treatments created are no fence, no fertilization (NFCT); small mesh fence, no fertilization (SFCT); large mesh fence, no fertilizer (LFCT); no fence, N plus P (NFNP); small mesh fence, N plus P (SFNP); and large mesh fence, N plus P (LFNP). Only plant species in NFCT, NFNP, SFCT, and SFNP were measured in 2004. The LTER dry heath (DH) site was also established in 1989 using the same methods at MAT in three block replicates. Exclosure plots were set up in 1996 using the same methods at MAT. The same plots were also used in plant species measurement in 2004.

Reference citations:
Gough, L., E.A. Ramsey, and D.R. Johnson. 2007. Plant-herbivore interactions in Alaskan arctic tundra change with soil nutrient availability. Oikos. 116: 407-418.

Sampling description:
Three individual plants of each of two graminoid species in each plot in each community were selected and tagged early in the 2004 field season. Measurements were determined based on that species growth form. The two tussock-forming graminoids had six non-flowering tillers on each tussock tagged individually. At each sampling date, the length of each leaf within each tagged tiller was recorded, along with the number of flowers per tussock. Individual non-flowering ramets of the two rhizomatous graminoids were assessed by measuring length of each leaf within the ramet at each sampling date, and examing ramets for flowering. Sampling was conducted weekly, beginning 14 Jule 2004 at MAT and 16 June 2004 at DH.

Notes:
Cells where there are no values zeros are used.
If seed dispersal was not recorded, cells are marked with N/A.
For INFL #, values reported are for tussock-forming graminoids only; if no values were recorded, cells are marked with N/A.
For INFL Pres, Y or N are reported for rhizomatous-forming graminoids only; if presence was not noted on original data sheets, cells are marked with N/A.
If AVG HT was not recorded, cells are marked with #N/A.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Species Plant species measured. text        
Date Dates the leaf was measured. datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
Site The site of growth measurement. text     MAT=Moist Acidic Tussock | DH=Dry Heath  
Block The treatment block number text        
Treatment The manipulated treatment. text        
Plant The individual plant measured. text        
Tiller # The individual tiller tagged on tussock-forming graminoids. text        
LF1T The total length of leaf number 1 number centimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
LF2T The total length of leaf number 2 number centimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
LF3T The total length of leaf number 3 number centimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
LF4T The total length of leaf number 4 number centimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
LF5T The total length of leaf number 5 number centimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
DISP? Indicates dispersal of seeds text        
INFL # Number of flowers per tussock-forming graminoids number number     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
INFL Pres Presence of flowers on rhizomatous graminoids text        
AVG HT The average height of individual plant number centimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Herbivore Damage The percentage of type of damage text        

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