PGL01 Litterfall Collection in Riparian Gallery Forest at Konza Prairie

Summary

Short name: 

PGL01

Abstract: 

Litterfall is collected monthly (more frequently during peak litterfall in October and November) at permanent sampling sites in the mixed deciduous gallery forest located along the lower reaches of Kings Creek at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Thirty litterfall traps, 50 x 50 cm (.25 m2) are located along the north fork of Kings Creek, and two are located on the south fork of Kings Creek. The north fork boxes are numbered 31 to 60 and the south fork boxes are numbered 1 and 2. Originally, the south fork also had boxes 3 to 30 but these samplers were terminated in 1993 due to repeated damage by bison. (Boxes 1 and 2 are located just outside the bison area.) Samples are sorted in the lab, and mass of wood, seeds, and foliage are recorded separately.

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/d0d6aa8d9038635864b9f7c41b9bda32

Data set ID: 

63

Data sources: 

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • 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
Branch
  • Label:
  • Definition: branch of Kings Creek
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
ID
  • Label:
  • Definition: identification number
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Mass
  • Label:
  • Definition: total (include wood & seed)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Wood
  • Label:
  • Definition: woody mass
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
Seed
  • Label:
  • Definition: seed mass (include husks, hulls)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values: None specified
Comment
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments on data collection
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Thursday, October 1, 1981 to Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Publication Date: 

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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