Study ID 490

ITEX Dataset 12 - Finse (Slope)

Download dataset

Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Tundra
Central latitude: 60.370000
Central longitude: 7.320000
Duration: 2 years, from 2000 to 2003

1053 records

57 distinct species

Across the time series Cetraria islandica is the most frequently occurring species


Elmendorf, S.C. (2012) Global Tundra Vegetation Change –30 years of plant abundance data from unmanipulated and experimentally-warmed plots. Available at:, 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.


Vegetation 1. Vegetation was analysed by using a 60 X 60 cm frame divided into 36 10 X 10 cm subplots. Species abundances were recorded in each subplot. Each species were given a value between 0 and 3, where 0 = absent, 1 = rare, 2 = frequent, 3 = dominant. Litter, bare soil, and total vegetation cover was estimated by % cover per sub-plot and averaged per plot. Height of vegetation per plot was measured in 2003 and biomass harvested in 2003. 2. The Abundance units were calculated by using presence/absence values in subplots (sub-plot frequencies). 3. Plot size: 0.36 m2 4. Approx subsite area ca 900 m2 5. Missing taxa and year missing: NO 6. Warming treatment: hexagonal OTCs