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https://www.doi.org/10.4228/ZALF.DK.102
Title
Plant community for biodiversity assessment in different types of kettle holes.
Citation
Lozada Gobilard, Sissi D., Joshi, Jasmin (2019) Plant community for biodiversity assessment in different types of kettle holes. https://www.doi.org/10.4228/ZALF.DK.102
Creator(s)
Lozada Gobilard, Sissi Donna (ORCID: 0000-0002-1177-4015; affiliation: ZALF, GRID: 433014.1 and University of Potsdam, GRID: 11348.3f)
Joshi, Jasmin (ORCID: 0000-0002-4210-2465)
Publisher
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Dates
Collected: 2011-07/2011-08
Collected: 2012-05/2012-07
Contributor(s)
ContactPerson: Sissi Donna Lozada Gobilard (ORCID: 0000-0002-1177-4015)
DataCollector: Stange, Susanne
DataCollector: Okong’o, Rachael
DataCurator: Stange, Susanne
DataCurator: Kurtz, Christine
DataCurator: Jeltsch, Thilo
DataManager: Stange, Susanne
ProjectLeader: Joshi, Jasmin
ProjectLeader: Schröder, Boris
ProjectLeader: Eccard, Jana
ProjectManager: Lozada Gobilard, Sissi Donna
ProjectMember: Lozada Gobilard, Sissi Donna
ProjectMember: Stange, Susanne
ProjectMember: Pirhofer-Walzl, Karin
ProjectMember: Kalettka, Thomas
ProjectMember: Heinken, Thilo
ProjectMember: Schröder, Boris
ProjectMember: Eccard, Jana
ProjectMember: Joshi, Jasmin
Researcher: Lozada Gobilard, Sissi Donna
Researcher: Pirhofer-Walzl, Karin
Researcher: Kalettka, Thomas
Researcher: Heinken, Thilo
Supervisor: Jasmin Joshi
Subject(s)
AGROVOC: biodiversity
GEMET: biodiversity; ecological community; wetland
Other: movement ecology
Description
Abstract:
Record of presence or absence of all plant species occurring in the amphibian (between open water body and agricultural matrix) and terrestrial zone of the kettle hole.
Identification of the species were done in the field (mostly) according to Rothmaler (2011).

Soil samples collected from a total of 20 kettle holes using a clean soil corer.
Greenhouse experiments under controlled conditions of watering and temperature in a block design using two treatments: wet and flood.

Methods:
Soil was autoclaved and transferred to plastic trays positioned into subtrays filled with water. For the flooded treatments, the trays with soil sample were placed directly on the subtrays, while for the wet treatment trays were put on the subtrays but raised up at about 10cm.
Each site had four replicates with the two treatments. There were four blocks in total, each with 44 trays. Additional control samples were added with sterilized soil giving a total of 176 trays for the whole seedbank experiment.
Seedling emergence was monitored weekly. Seedlings were identified using identification keys for seedling and mature plants (Vogeli U & Obrist, R. 1993, Rothmaler). Identified seedlings were immediately counted and uprooted. Seedlings that could not be identified immediately were given time to develop or transferred into pots and given time to develop further morphological characteristics.

Funding Reference
funderName: German Research Foundation, GRID: 424150.6
awardNumber: DFG GRK 2118/1
awardTitle: BioMove Research Training Group
Related Identifier
IsDocumentedBy: Achieng Okongo
IsCitedBy DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4883
Alternate Identifier
P06
Language
English
Geolocation
Quillow, Uckermark, Germany
Data Format
csv
Size
3 tables
Type of Resource
Dataset: Table
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Structure of Data Table(s)
Table community
Column name Unit Description Instrument Method Reference
Species - Species name Rothmaler 2014 mapping Jäger, E.J. (Hrsg.) (2014): Rothmaler - Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Gefäßpflanzen: Grundband. Verlag Springer Spektrum.924 pp. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49708-1
S010 -S045 0/1 presence/absence data of plants in the kettle hole communities 0=absent, 1=present - - -

Table environment
Column name Unit Description Instrument Method Reference
Kettle_hole -  ID of kettle hole
- - -
Type - Hydrogeomorphology - characterization referring to Kalettka and Rudat (2006) Kalettka, T., & Rudat, C. (2006). Hydrogeomorphic types of glacially created kettle holes in North-East Germany. Limnologica, 36(1), 54–64. doi:10.1016/j.limno.2005.11.001
Area_m2 Area in meters ArcGIS 10 spatial calculations Esri. (2011). ArcGIS Desktop: Release 10. Redlands. USA.
Area_ha ha Area in hectares ArcGIS 10 spatial calculations Esri. (2011). ArcGIS Desktop: Release 10. Redlands. USA.
Perimeter_m m Perimeter in meters ArcGIS 10 spatial calculations Esri. (2011). ArcGIS Desktop: Release 10. Redlands. USA.
N_neighbours_500 - Number of kettle holes occurring within a radius of 500 m around the kettle holes ArcGIS 10 spatial calculations Esri. (2011). ArcGIS Desktop: Release 10. Redlands. USA.
Longitude - Coordinates recording in the field. GPS - -
Latitude - Coordinates recording in the field. GPS - -
Crop - Record of the cropland around the kettle hole. - - -
Trees Yes/No  Presence/absence of trees in kettle holes - - -
N_sp - Sum of all the species occurring in the kettle holes. - - -
N_wetland_sp - Species that requires to live close or near wetlands (Ellenberg indicator for moisture ≥ 7 ). - characterization referring to Ellenberg et al. (1991) Ellenberg, H., Weber, H. E., & Duell, R. (1991). Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa = [Indicator values of plants in Central Europe]. Scripta geobotanica (Vol. 18).

Table seed_bank_experiment
Column name Unit Description Instrument Method Reference
Species - Species Rothmaler 2014 mapping Jäger, E.J. (Hrsg.) (2014): Rothmaler - Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Gefäßpflanzen: Grundband. Verlag Springer Spektrum.924 pp. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49708-1
Sp - Short name of the species - - -
Germination - Count and identification of emerging seedlings during three months - - -
Morpho - Trays with soils and seed were divided in two main groups according morpho type of the kettle hole: permanent or ephemeral. - - -
Treatment - Divided in flooded and non-flooded treatment to replicate natural conditions. Flooded treatment present a two layer trays with one of them constantly with water, while non-flooded only presented one tray. - - -
Block - Block design experiment where all trays were randomly divided into four groups (blocks) to minimize spatial effects. - - -

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