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Shaver, G. 1989. Above ground biomass in acidic tussock tundra experimental site, 1989, Arctic LTER, Toolik, Alaska. Arctic LTER, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, Ma 02543. 1989gsttbm http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/arc/terrest/biomass/index.shtml 

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Data sets were provided by the Arctic LTER. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants #DEB-981022, 9211775, 8702328; #OPP-9911278, 9911681, 9732281, 9615411, 9615563, 9615942, 9615949, 9400722, 9415411, 9318529; #BSR 9019055, 8806635, 8507493.

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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:1998gsttbm.08
Dataset Title:Plant biomass in mesic acidic tussock tundra, 1998 15N controls, Toolik, Alaska.
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:Bob
Last Name:McKane
Organization:
Address line 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Country:
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Loretta
Last Name:Johnson
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Jim
Last Name:Laundre
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:Alaska, biomass, tundra, primary production, organic matter, populations
Abstract:Five or six quadrats (20cm x 20cm squares) along a line (block) were collected for plant biomass in mesic tussock tundra. In the lab each quadrat was separated into individual species, new and old aboveground and belowground biomass.
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.1385&urlTail=terrest/biomass/data/1998gsttbm.csv
Data File Name 1998gsttbm
Beginning Date 7/24/1998
End Date 7/31/1998
Number of Data Records 33
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Log of changes: 11Dec2001 Separated comma delimited data from Excel file. JL
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: Added comments in rows to Comments column. Taxonomic coverage data updated. Updated metadata to newer form (with sites sheet). CH March 2013.
Version 7 Corrected date format JimL 17May13
Version 8: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
Location Name Mesic 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 Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description Toolik Lake, Foothills of Brooks Mountains, Alaska (68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m) Mesic Tussock Tundra - 1992 15N plots. 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  
Location Bounding Box                                            
West Bounding Coordinate                                            
East Bounding Coordinate                                            
North Bounding Coordinate                                            
South Bounding Coordinate                                            
OR if single point location                                            
Latitude 68.6223 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 In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.6099 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 In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 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 In Meters  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map                                          
                                             
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied Forbs; Betula; Carex; Eriophorum vaginatum; Ledum; Lichen; Rubus; Sphagnum; Vaccinium uliginosum; Vaccinium vitis-idaea
 
Methods:
plots were setup in June 1992 for a 15N experiment. Harvest occurred from 20 July to 25 1998.

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

Sampling Description.

Quadrats, 20x20 cm, were collected and sorted into species and then into tissue type. Aboveground biomass is considered "within" the quadrat if it is associated with a meristem that is within the quadrat. Depending on the harvest, tissue types can be broad categories, i.e. above and below, or more detailed, i.e. inflorescences, new growth, old growth, belowground rhizomes, etc. In most cases only large rhizomes and belowground stems are ever measured. The samples are dried at 50-70 degrees C and a 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 Harvest datetime   dd-mmm-yy    
Site Site harvested text        
Treatment Experimental treatment plot. text        
Growth Form The growth form text        
Species The species harvested text        
Tissue The tissue type text        
9B1 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
9B2 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
9B3 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
9B4 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
9B5 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
9B6 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
12B2 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
12B8 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
12B9 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
12B20 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
12B24 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
12B25 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
13B4 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
13B7 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
13B13 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
13B16 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
13B17 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
13B23 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
14B2 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
14B12 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
14B13 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
14B15 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
14B17 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
14B24 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
15B13 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
15B16 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
15B17 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
15B18 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
15B19 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
15B21 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B8 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B6 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B11 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B13 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B16 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B18 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B20 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
16B22 25x25cm quadrat with oven dried weight of samples collected number gramPerFourHundredthMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Average Average of all quadrats for that species and tissue type in 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 for that species and tissue type expressed as number gramPerMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Std Err g_m2 Standard error of the mean for species and tissue type in number gramPerMeterSquared     NA=Missing or Not Measured
Species Comments Comments on lumped species text        

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