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PEC01 Elemental chemistry of plant tissue collected for the Konza LTER aboveground plant biomass on Konza Prairie core watersheds

Abstract: 

Dataset contains elemental chemistry (N, C, H, Al, As, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, P, Pb, S, Si, Ti, Zn) of dried and ground end-of-season live grasses collected on Tully soils in watershed 001d. Samples from watersheds 004b and 020b as well as live forbs and woody on Tully soils will be added in the future. Within plant growth type (grasses, forbs, and woody) and year, elemental concentrations were measured on one pooled (2g) sample containing four (0.5g) subsamples of ground and dried plant tissue (subsamples included from recent years were named TA2, TB2, TC2, and TD2; subsamples included from older years were named: TA2, TA4, TB2, TB4). For more information on plant sampling see the description of the Konza LTER PAB01 aboveground plant biomass dataset (Blair & Nippert). Elemental chemistry was analyzed using combustion analysis for percent N and using hot plate digestion and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) for concentrations of metals (ppm) at the Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (https://cnal.cals.cornell.edu/).

Data set ID: 

146

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Short name: 

PEC01

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Methods: 

Within plant growth type (grasses, forbs, and woody) and year, elemental concentrations were measured on one pooled (2g) sample containing four (0.5g) subsamples of ground and dried plant tissue (subsamples included from recent years were named TA2, TB2, TC2, and TD2; subsamples included from older years were named: TA2, TA4, TB2, TB4). For more information on plant sampling see the description of the Konza LTER PAB01 aboveground plant biomass dataset (Blair & Nippert). Elemental chemistry was analyzed using combustion analysis for percent N and using hot plate digestion and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) for concentrations of metals (ppm) at the Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (https://cnal.cals.cornell.edu/).

For additional metadata information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/DC.pdf

For additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf

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