Soil respiration associated with ectomycorrhizal mats in an old-growth stand along lower Lookout Creek, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest (2008-2009)

  • Creator(s): Barbara J Bond, Claire Phillips
  • PI(s): Barbara J Bond
  • Originator(s): Claire Phillips
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  • Dates of data collection: Jul 1 2008 - Nov 30 2009
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
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  • Last update: Aug 6 2013 (Version 2)
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Bond, B.; Phillips, C. 2013. Soil respiration associated with ectomycorrhizal mats in an old-growth stand along lower Lookout Creek, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest (2008-2009). Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2023-12-11.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Comparisons of respiration rate and environmental variables for mat and non-mat soil were conducted between July 2008 to Nov 2009 in a 0.1ha plot adjacent lower Lookout Creek, approximately 700m downstream from Lookout Camp (44 deg 13”25’N, 122 deg 15”30’W, 484m above sea level). The predominant overstory species are Psuedotsuga menziesii, Tsuga heterophylla, and Thuja Plicata. Associated ectomycorrhizal communities were measured over the 1.5 year period and data collection for the study is complete. Soil respiration was measured using LiCOR instrumentation, and analyses were performed computationally by correlating soil respiration with known environmental metrics (moisture, temperature, etc.) measured in other studies (TW006, MV001, etc.).

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1Soil respiration rates and temperature (Jul 1 2008 - Nov 1 2009)METADATADATA
2Gravimetric soil moisture corresponding with respiration (Jul 1 2008 - Nov 1 2009)METADATADATA
3Gravimetric soil moisture lookup table (Jul 1 2008 - Nov 1 2009)METADATADATA
Lookup table associates soil moisture coring fields with closest respiration plots
4Soil evironmental and physical characteristics (Jul 30 2008 - Jul 30 2008)METADATADATA

 Ecohydrology and Ecophysiology intensively measured plots in Watershed 1, Andrews Experimental Forest, 2005-2011 (TW006)

 Phillips, C. L., Kluber, L. A., Martin, J. P., Caldwell, B. A., Bond, B. J 2012, Contributions of ectomycorrhizal fungal mats to forest soil respiration (Pub. No: 4787)
 Phillips, Claire L. 2009, Distinguishing biological and physical controls on soil respiration (Pub. No: 4569)