Study ID 488

ITEX Dataset 10 - RMBL

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Temperate coniferous forest
Central latitude: 37.950000
Central longitude: -106.980000
Duration: 14 years, from 1991 to 2005

347 records

3 distinct species

Across the time series Unknown forb is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Elmendorf, S.C. (2012) Global Tundra Vegetation Change –30 years of plant abundance data from unmanipulated and experimentally-warmed plots. Available at: http://www.polardata.ca, accessed 2017. CCIN reference number 10786.Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Bjorkman, A.D., Callaghan, T.V., Collier, L.S., Cooper, E.J., Cornelissen, J.H. & Day, T.A. (2012a) Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology letters, 15, 164–175.Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Boulanger-Lapointe, N., Cooper, E.J., Cornelissen, J.H., Day, T.A., Dorrepaal, E. & Elumeeva, T.G. (2012b) Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change, 2, 453–457.Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H., Hollister, R.D., Fosaa, A.M., Gould, W.A., Hermanutz, L., Hofgaard, A., Jónsdóttir, I.S., Jorgenson, J.C. & Lévesque, E. (2015) Experiment, monitoring, and gradient methods used to infer climate change effects on plant communities yield consistent patterns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 448–452.

Methods

Vegetation 1. Description of how vegetation quantified (e.g point frame, biomass, etc) . If different methods were used in different years, please specify. areal coverage & flower counts2. The Abundance units (e.g. point frame hits, cover, subplot frequency, stemp, g/m2), thg.m23. Plot size: (m2)each plot is 30 m24. Approx subsite area (m2)census quadrats are 1 m2 for areal coverage, 2 m2 for flower couts5. List missing taxa and year missing (e.g. no cryptogams sampled in 2004; no litter sampling in 2008)6. Description of warming treatment if applicable, (e.g. hexagonal OTCs, seasonal greenhouse, IR)Overhead IR lamps, on all day and night, all year long