BGPVC Plant species composition in the Belowground Plot Experiment at Konza Prairie

Summary

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BGPVC

Abstract: 

Two permanent plant composition plots were marked with conduit in each of the 64 plots.  Canopy cover was recorded in a 5 m2 circular area surrounding each of the plots.  At approximately 5-year intervals, coverage is assessed in late July, using visual estimates of cover by species, based on a modified Daubenmire scale. NOTE: In 1989, sampling was done once in early July after mowing using one 10 m2 plot placed randomly in the approximate center of each plot. In 1994, plant composition sampling was done in early June in the unmowed plots; sampling in the mowed plots occurred in August. In 1999, two permanent conduits were placed in each plot, and sampling was conducted in June, before mowing, and again in August using 5 m2 plot sizes. In 2005 and afterward, sampling was reduced to one time in late July. Sampling occurred once every five years until 2015. Plots have been sampled annually since 2016.

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/e2258a442a7acc3ed0d572a468970a01

Data set ID: 

17

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Variables: 

Datacode
  • Label:
  • Definition: dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecMonth
  • Label:
  • Definition: Month of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM
  • Missing values: None specified
RecDay
  • Label:
  • Definition: Day of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD
  • Missing values: None specified
Repsite
  • Label:
  • Definition: Replication ofdata collection in a plot
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • a = a
    • b = b
  • Missing values: None specified
SpeciesCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Species code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Ab_genus
  • Label:
  • Definition: Abbreviation of genus
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Ab_species
  • Label:
  • Definition: Abbreviation of species
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Plot
  • Label:
  • Definition: Plot number of treatment (1-64)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CoverClass
  • Label:
  • Definition: Cover class of species composition. There are 7 classes from 1 to 7.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Thursday, June 1, 1989 to Saturday, December 30, 2017

Publication Date: 

Thursday, November 30, 2017
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