Plant Biomass in the Extensive Sites — GLBRC Biodiversity Experiment
Above-ground plant biomass collected at grassland, switchgrass and corn sites on the GLBRC Extensive Site network. At each site, standing plant biomass was clipped to the ground and surface litter was collected from a measured area (see protocol). Biomass was sorted into broad groups: corn ears, corn stalks, switchgrass, big bluestem, indiangrass, other grass, forbs and surface litter. Biomass was dried and weighed. Robel pole measurements were also taken at each site to correlate to biomass.
This datatable is part of the GLBRC Extensive Sites dataset.
This research is part of the broader investigation of the implications of cellulosic biofuel production on biodiversity, including beneficial microbes and insects as well as birds of conservation interest.
|Experiment:||GLBRC Biodiversity Experiment|
|Data available from:||August 2008 to September 2010|
|Core Areas||Primary Production|
|sample date||The date the sample was collected|
|state||State (Wisconsin or Michigan)|
|sitename||Extensive experiment site name|
|site code||site code, unique within State and habitats only|
|species||plant species measured|
|biomass||The amount of biomass collected||g/m2|
|comment||A comment about the observation|
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|2010-09-01||MI||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||3||A||Unsorted grasses||18.42|
|2010-09-01||MI||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||3||A||Unsorted dicots (forbs)||103.68|
|2010-09-01||MI||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||3||A||Surface Litter||991.46|
|2010-09-01||MI||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||3||A||Andropogon gerardii||662.97|
|2010-09-01||MI||prairie||PR03 2010 StationA||3||A||Woody||0.98|