KKE01 The Konza-Kruger Experiment: A cross-continental fire and grazing experiment at Konza Prairie

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KKE01

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For more than a decade, we have compared responses of mesic (subhumid) savanna grasslands (>500 mm MAP in the tropics and >600 mm MAP outside the tropics) in North America and South Africa to alterations in both fire and grazing regimes. The long-term, comparative experiment that forms the centerpiece of this cross-continental research program is located in tallgrass prairie at the Konza Prairie Biological Station (Kansas, USA) and in knob-thorn marula savanna at the Kruger National Park (Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa). We refer to this study as the Konza-Kruger (K-K) Experiment. At both sites, we have been manipulating grazing by removing all large herbivores (>5 kg) from research plots with permanent exclosures (each with a paired plot that grazers can freely access). These exclosures were established in replicated fire frequency experiments ongoing at each site (treatments range from >25-50 yrs of annual burning, burning every 3-4 yrs, or complete fire exclusion).

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131

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Datacode
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  • Definition: Data set code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Rectype
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  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Recyear
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  • Definition: Year of the cover data was collected
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
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  • Missing values: None specified
Fire
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  • Definition: Fire treatments (1, 4, 20)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Watershed
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  • Definition: Watershed
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Block
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  • Definition: Blocks per fire treatment (A, B, C)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Treatment
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  • Definition: Grazing treatments per block (grazed, ungrazed)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Plot
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  • Definition: plots per treatment (126 total plots)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Sppcode
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  • Definition: Species code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Species
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  • Definition: Species genus and species name
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Cover
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  • Definition: Cover
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Comments
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  • Definition: Comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Sunday, January 1, 2006 to Monday, December 30, 2013

Publication Date: 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
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