CBS05 Estimates of vegetation structure and composition collected on Konza Prairie watersheds and on the nearby Rannell’s Preserve

Summary

Short name: 

CBS05

Abstract: 

Data set includes estimates of vegetation structure and composition collected during monthly sampling events on Konza Prairie watersheds and on the nearby Rannell’s Preserve. Vegetation data were collected from three randomly-selected locations were chosen randomly on each watershed; two from outside the 10-ha plot (see project abstract) and one inside the plot. We sampled vegetation on each watershed once a month, during May, June, and July. Additional vegetation data were collected from Grasshopper Sparrow nest sites within ~3 days of nests failing. We used 5 sets of Daubenmire frame measures to determine percent cover of major plant functional groups (at the center of the plot and 5 m from center at the 4 cardinal directions). We estimated visual obstruction by placing a Robel Pole in the middle, and 5 m from the middle of the plot in each of the 4 cardinal directions. For each pole placement, we stood 4 m away with eye 1 m above the ground in each of 4 directions, and counting the highest 5-cm segment not completely obscured by vegetation. At nests, we also estimated the slope and aspect in the center of each plot.

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Citation Suggestion: 

Boyle, A. . 2019. CBS05 Estimates of vegetation structure and composition collected on Konza Prairie watersheds and on the nearby Rannell’s Preserve . Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/01311bfbc1ea745a17eed36e9f069d83.

Data set ID: 

115

EML revision ID: 

2

Data sources: 

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Data Set Code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
VegID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique identification number
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Watershed
  • Label:
  • Definition: watershed
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Point
  • Label:
  • Definition: Point
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Date
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date Vegetation Sampling Event occurred
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values: None specified
Observer
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique code for technicians
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CenterRobelN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m north of point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
CenterRobelE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m east of point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
CenterRobelS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m south of point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
CenterRobelW
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m west of point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
EdgeRobelN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m north of CenterRobel-N point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
EdgeRobelE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m east of CenterRobel-E point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
EdgeRobelS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m south of CenterRobel-S point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
EdgeRobelW
  • Label:
  • Definition: Robel pole reading from 5m west of CenterRobel-W point
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
ShrubCover
  • Label:
  • Definition: Veg sampling area covered in shrubs
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TreeCover
  • Label:
  • Definition: Veg sampling area covered by trees
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
Aspect
  • Label:
  • Definition: Aspect from nest toward lower elevation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
Slope
  • Label:
  • Definition: Slope that nest is on, measured by clinometer
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
DaubenmireID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique number to each Daubenmire sample
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
VegPlotLoc
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location of Daubenmire frame at point
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LiveGrass
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of live grass inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
LiveForb
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of live forb inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Shrub
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of shrub inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
DeadGrass
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of dead grass inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
OtherDead
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of other dead vegetation inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Litter
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of litter inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
Bare
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of bare ground inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Nest
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent cover of ground the nest covers inside Daubenmire frame
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percentage
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
WaypointName
  • Label:
  • Definition: WaypointName
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PositionRegion
  • Label:
  • Definition: UTM Zone
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PositionX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Easting (latitude)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
PositionY
  • Label:
  • Definition: Northing (longitude)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Notes
  • Label:
  • Definition: Additional notes about nest
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to Monday, December 25, 2017

Publication Date: 

Friday, November 29, 2019
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