PBG04 Reproductive effort of Big Bluestem, Indiangrass and Little Bluestem in the Patch-Burn Grazing Experiment at Konza Prairie

Summary

Short name: 

PBG04

Abstract: 

‘PBG’ datasets are associated with a long-term, large-scale study that is addressing the effects of fire-grazing interactions in the context of a Patch-Burn Grazing management system designed to promote grassland heterogeneity. Effects of patch-burn grazing management on plant and animal diversity and the nature and variety of wildlife habitat are being assessed in two replicate management units, each consisting of three pastures (watersheds) designated C03A/C03B/C03C and C3SA/C3SB/C3SC. In each patch-burn grazing unit, one watershed is burned and two that are left unburned in a given year. The burning treatments are rotated annually so that each pasture is burned every third year. Each patch-burn grazing unit is paired with an annually-burned pasture for comparison with traditional grazing systems (C01A and C1SB). All grazing units are stocked with cow/calf pairs from approximately 1 May until 1 Oct at a stocking density equal to 3.2 ha per cow/calf. To examine the impact of patch burning and grazing in all 8 units, we monitor changes in plant species composition, residual biomass, grassland bird populations, insect populations, small mammal populations, soil nutrients, and stream water quality1 (1C3SA/C3SB/C3SC unit only). The KSU Department of Animal Science monitors cattle performance, including weight gain and body condition to assess the economic feasibility of using patch-burn management on a widespread basis. PBG041 includes data on flowering stem height (m) of three dominant prairie grasses: Andropogon gerardii (ANGE), Sorghastrum nutans (SONU), and Schizachyrium scoparium (ANSC). PBG042 includes flowering stem density (no. per sq. m) and mass (grams per sq. m) for the same grass species.

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/12bd7a896b16be454e2092c6ae89b8df

Data set ID: 

118

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Variables: 

Datacode
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RecType
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RecYear
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  • Definition: Year of record
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  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
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RecMonth
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RecDay
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Watershed
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  • Definition: watershed
  • Type: Nominal
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SoilType
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  • Definition: Soil type in which data were collected
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Species
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  • Definition: abbreviated species name
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Transect
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  • Definition: transect (A, B, C, D)
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Point
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Flwstht
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  • Definition: flowering stalk height
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
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  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
Comment
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  • Definition: Comments on data collection
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Variables: 

Datacode
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  • Definition: dataset 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 record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
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  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecMonth
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  • Definition: Month of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM
  • Missing values: None specified
RecDay
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  • Definition: Day of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD
  • Missing values: None specified
WaterShed
  • Label: WaterShed
  • Definition: Watershed of treatment
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Soiltype
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  • Definition: soiltype
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Species
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  • Definition: abbreviated name of species
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Transect
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  • Definition: transect (A, B, C, D)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Point
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  • Definition: Point number
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Flwstht
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  • Definition: flowering stalk height
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
Comments
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  • Definition: Comments on data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Monday, January 9, 2012 to Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Publication Date: 

Thursday, March 30, 2017
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