Study ID 355

Plant Species Composition on Selected Watersheds at Konza Prairie

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Central latitude: 39.083333
Central longitude: -96.583330
Duration: 33 years, from 1983 to 2015

580983 records

324 distinct species

Across the time series Andropogon gerardii is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Hartnett, D.C. & Collins, S.L. (2016) PVC02 Plant Species Composition on Selected Watersheds at Konza Prairie. Environmental Data Initiative. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7b6df00de4d0fcecfd344c02de9f9c62, accessed 2017.

Methods

The transects were permanently layed out in the current format of 4 transects (A-D) each with 5 plots for each watershed. Transect E only occurred on watershed N20B florence in 1986 and 1987. This transect is the same as the current transect D for this watershed and soil type. The old transect D was abandoned in 1987 prior to bison reintroduction. Seven cover classes were used to estimate species canopy coverage. 1 - 0-1% cover; 2 - 2-5% cover; 3 - 5-25% cover; 4 - 25-50% cover; 5 - 50-75%; 6 - 75-95% cover; 7 - 95-100% cover. (Note: for the watershed r20b no data were collected in the transect A & B in the fall of 2011 due to wildfire occurred.) Plot size is 10m2 Quadrats Unit of abundance = NA, Unit of biomass = Cover