Data on moss and lichen decomposition rates and nutrient loss from old-growth and harvested high-boreal forests estimated using the litterbag and minicontainer methods

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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.4228/ZALF.2007.290
Title
Data on moss and lichen decomposition rates and nutrient loss from old-growth and harvested high-boreal forests estimated using the litterbag and minicontainer methods
Citation
Hagemann, Ulrike; Moroni, Martin T. (2016): Data on moss and lichen decomposition rates and nutrient loss from old-growth and harvested high-boreal forests estimated using the litterbag and minicontainer methods, Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.[doi: 10.4228/ZALF.2007.290]
Publisher
Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
Dates
Accepted:2016
Available:2016
Collected:2007/2009
Contributor(s)
RegistrationAgency: German National Library of Science and Technology - TIB
Funder: Institute for Biodiversity, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (IBES)
Funder: Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador
Funder: Forest Management Committee of District 19a in Labrador, Canada
Funder: Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung
Funder: National German Academic Foundation
Funder: Government of Canada
HostingInstitution: Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V. , Müncheberg (Germany)
HostingInstitution: Natural Resources Canada, Atlantic Forestry Centre Corner Brook
HostingInstitution: Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology
DataCollector: Ulrike Hagemann
ContactPerson: Ulrike Hagemann
Creator(s)
Hagemann, Ulrike
Moroni, Martin T.
Subject(s)
AGROVOC:
Bryohyta
lichenes
biodegradation

GEMET:
lichen
moss
bryophyte
decomposition
Description
Bryophytes and lichen are important components of many boreal forest ecosystems, making the quantification of moss and lichen decomposition rates critical to understanding the C cycle of these forests. A total of 1560 litter samples were incubated for two years (2007-2009) in six in high-boreal Labrador black spruce forests stands of different disturbance origin: three old-growth stands of wildfire origin, and three recently clearcut stands. Liter samples were incubated using two different methods (litterbags and minicontainers) and retrieved after 6.5, 13, 47, 57 and 109 weeks of field incubation, subsequently analyzed for mass loss, C, N, nutrient, and fibre content.
Language
English
Related Datasets
IsDocumentedBy: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.04.002
Location
Labrador, Canada
Data Format
csv
Type of Resource
Dataset: Table
Rights
Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0
Parameter
(parameter; compartment; instrument; method)
Coverage area(m²); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; calculated coverage area
Proportion of ground cover(%); Ground vegetation type; Wooden frame (50cm x 50cm); estimate with an accuracy of 5%
Dry biomass(g/250cm²); Ground vegetation type; Scissors, drying oven and scales; Drying at 105°C and final weighing
Proportion of ground cover(%); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; calculated average
Dry biomass(kg/ha); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; Calculated from coverage and dry biomass
Dry biomass(g/m²); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; calculated average
Quantification of moss and lichen; Ground vegetation type; Litterbags (cf. Bocock and Gilbert 1957); minicontainers (cf. Eisenbeis 1993, modified by Hagemann and Moroni 2015); Incubation method
Relative residual dry mass(%); Ground vegetation type; Drying oven and scales; Dried at 105°C for 48 h to constant mass and weighed
Potassium content(%); Ground vegetation type; Varian Vista Pro radial ICP-OES®; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
Calcium content(%); Ground vegetation type; Cole-Parmer® Analytical Mill EW-04301-00; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
Carbon content(%); Ground vegetation type; Leco CNS-2000 analyzer®; Samples milled and analyzed
Magnesium content(%); Ground vegetation type; Varian Vista Pro radial ICP-OES®; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
Neutral detergent fibre content(%); Ground vegetation type; ANKOM Fiber Analyzer (Ankom Technology, Fairport, NY), ANKOM protocol; Fiber analysis (Göring and Van Soest, 1970)
Phosphorus content(%); Ground vegetation type; Varian Vista Pro radial ICP-OES®; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
Acid detergent fibre content(%); Ground vegetation type; ANKOM Fiber Analyzer (Ankom Technology, Fairport, NY), ANKOM protocol; Fiber analysis (Göring and Van Soest, 1970)
Acid detergent lignin percent(%); Ground vegetation type; ANKOM Fiber Analyzer (Ankom Technology, Fairport, NY), ANKOM protocol; Fiber analysis (Göring and Van Soest, 1970)
Sulphur content(%); Ground vegetation type; Leco CNS-2000 analyzer®; Samples milled and analyzed
Nitrogen content(%); Ground vegetation type; Leco CNS-2000 analyzer®; Samples milled and analyzed
Original mass remaining (N, S, P, K, Mg, Ca, NDF, ADF, ADL, HEM, CEL)(%); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; Calculated using intital and remaining nutrient concentration as well as initial and remaining dry mass
Carbon to nitrogen ratio; Ground vegetation type; PC technology; Calculated as ration of carbon to nitrogen
Lignin to nitrogen ratio; Ground vegetation type; PC technology; Calculated as ratio of acid detergent lignin content to nitrogen
Name of ground vegetation or ground cover types; Forest; manual collection; manual assessment
Dry biomass(g/m²); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; calculated dry biomass
Hemicellulose content(%); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; Calculated from subtraction of acid detergent fibre content from neutral detergent fibre content
Cellulose content(%); Ground vegetation type; PC technology; Calculated from subtraction of acid detergent lignin content from acid detergent fibre content
Structure of Data Table(s)

​Table: DATA_COVER_PLOT

Column name Parameter Unit Description
STAND_TYPE_CODE Forest stand type code Code of stand type, 1=Old-Growth 146-204 years old, 2=Recently Harvested, clearcut 3 years prior to sampling
STAND_TYPE Forest stand type Forest stand type (based on disturbance origin)
SITE Site Code of forest site 1-3
VEG_TRANSECT Number of vegetation transects Vegetation transect 1 and 2 at the respective forest site
VEG_PLOTNumber of vegetation plot along the respective transectCode 1-10 of the vegetation plot along the respective transect
GROUND_COVER_TYPEType of ground coverName of the ground vegetation or ground cover types
COVER_PERCProportion of ground cover.(%) %Relative degree of coverage in % %
BIOMASS_G_FRAMEDry biomass.(g/250cm²) g/250cm²Total (live or dead) dry biomass of the respective ground vegetation type within the frame in g
FRAME_AREA_M2 Frame area.(m²)Area of wooden frame for ground cover determination in m²
COVER_AREA_M2Coverage area.(m²) Absolute area covered by the respective ground vegetation or ground cover type in m² (COVER_PERC * FRAME_AREA_M2)
BIOMASS_G_M2_COVER_AREADry biomass.(g/m²) g/m²Total (live or dead) dry biomass of the respective ground vegetation type within the frame in g/m² per covered area (BIOMASS_G_FRAME / COVER_AREA_M2)


Table: DATA_COVER_AGGREGATED

Column name Parameter Unit Description
STAND_TYPE_CODE Forest stand type code Code of stand type, 1=Old-Growth 146-204 years old, 2=Recently Harvested, clearcut 3 years prior to sampling
STAND_TYPE​Forest stand type Forest stand type (based on disturbance origin)
GROUND_COVER_TYPE​Type of ground coverName of the ground vegetation or ground cover types
AVG_BIOMASS_G_M2_COVER_AREADry biomass.(g/m²)g/m²Average total (live or dead) dry biomass oft he respective ground vegetation type within the frame in g/m² per covered area
AVG_COVER_PERCProportion of ground cover.(%)%Average relative coverage in %
BIOMASS_KG_HADry biomass.(kg/ha)kg/haTotal (live or dead) dry biomass of the respective ground vegetation type within the frame in kg/ha (AVG_BIOMASS_G_M2 * AVG_COVER_PERC *10000 / (1000 *100)

 Table: DATA_DECOMPOSITION

Column name Parameter Unit Description
SAMPLE_TYPE Sample type Sample type
LITTER_TYPE_CODE Litter type code Code of litter type
LITTER_TYPE litter type Litter type
LITTER_SPECIES_CODE Litter species code Litter type species code
LITTER_SPECIES Litter species Litter species
INSTALL_DATE​Installation dateInstallation date (start of incubation). Format: DD.MM.YYYY
COLLECT_DATE​Collection dateCollection date (end of incubation). Format: DD.MM.YYYY
INCUB_METHOD_CODE​Code of the incubation methodCode of the incubation method, 1=Litter bag, 2=Minicontainer
INCUB_METHOD​Incubation methodName of incubation method. Litterbags (cf. Bocock and Gilbert 1957); minicontainers (cf. Eisenbeis 1993, modified by Hagemann and Moroni 2015)
INCUB_DAY​Incubation timedays​Incubation time in days
INCUB_MONTHS​Incubation time​monthsIncubation time in months
STAND_TYPE_CODE​Forest stand tyype codeCode of stand type, 1=Old-Growth, 2=Recently Harvested, clearcut 3 years prior to sampling
STAND_TYPE​Forest stand typeForest stand type (based on disturbance origin)
SITE Site Code of forest site 1-3
PLOT Number of incubation plot Number of the incubation plot at the respective site
LABEL Sample label Sample label
REPL Replicate Replicate of the respective litter type per sample (for litterbags only 1; for minicontainers 1 or 2)
RESID_MASS_PERCRelative residual dry mass.(%)%Relative residual dry mass in %
C_CONCCarbon content.(%)%Carbon percent
S_CONCSulphur content.(%)%Sulphur percent
N_CONCNitrogen content.(%)%Nitrogen percent
C_N_RATIOCarbon to nitrogen ratio Ratio Carbon to Nitrogen
P_CONCPhosphorus content.(%)%Phosphorus percent
K_CONCPotassium content.(%)%Potassium percent
MG_CONCMagnesium content.(%)%Magnesium percent
CA_CONCCalcium content.(%)%Calcium percent
NDF_CONCNeutral detergent fibre content.(%)%Neutral detergent fibre percent
ADF_CONCAcid detergent fibre content.(%)%Acid detergent fibre percent
ADL_CONCAcid detergent lignin content.(%)%Acid detergent lignin percent
HEM_CONCHemicellulose content.(%)%Hemicellulose percent
CEL_CONCCellulose content.(%)%Cellulose percent
ADL_N_RATIOLignin to nitrogen ratio Lignin to nitrogen ratio
C_RM_PERCRelative remaining carbon mass.(%)%% of original carbon mass remaining
N_RM_PERCRelative remaining nitrogen mass.(%)%% of original nitrogen mass remaining
S_RM_PERCRelative remaining sulphur mass.(%)%% of original sulphur mass remaining
P_RM_PERCRelative remaining phosphorus.(%)%% of original phosphorus mass remaining
K_RM_PERCRelative remaining potassium mass.(%)%% of original potassium mass remaining
MG_RM_PERCRelative remaining magnesium mass.(%)%% of original magnesium mass remaining
CA_RM_PERCRelative remaining calcium mass.(%)%% of original calcium mass remaining
NDF_RM_PERCRelative remaining neutral detergent fibre mass.(%)%% of original neutral detergent fibre mass remaining
ADF_RM_PERCRelative remaining acid detergent lignin mass.(%)%% of original acid detergent fibre mass remaining
ADL_RM_PERCRelative remaining acid detergent lignin mass.(%)%% of original acid detergent lignin mass remaining
HEM_RM_PERCRelative remaining hemicellulose mass.(%)%% of original hemicellulose mass remaining
CEL_RM_PERCRelative remaining cellulose mass.(%)%% of original cellulose mass remaining
COMMENTComment
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