Fine wood decay studies across western USA, North Carolina, USA, Mexico and Russia, 1989 to 2015

  • Creator(s): Mark E. Harmon
  • PI(s): Mark E. Harmon
  • Originator(s): Mark E. Harmon
  • Other researcher(s): Jay M. Sexton, Becky Fasth
  • Dates of data collection: Oct 15 1985 - Oct 29 2015
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
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  • Last update: Aug 27 2018 (Version 13)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Harmon, M. 2018. Fine wood decay studies across western USA, North Carolina, USA, Mexico and Russia, 1989 to 2015. 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.
This study was established to examine the loss of mass and changes in nutrient content of fine woody debris in various ecosystems. Also examined was the effect of piece size, position (aboveground, belowground, or suspended), and species on loss of mass over time.

Study Description Study Site Map Taxonomic Hierarchy Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
Ecological Metadata Language: (EML)
1Field sample and mass loss data (Oct 15 1985 - Oct 29 2015)METADATADATA
2Initial ash content (Jan 10 1998 - Jan 23 1998)METADATADATA
3Wet chemistry data (Jan 10 1998 - Jan 24 1998)METADATADATA
4Nutrient content data (Mar 9 1998 - Feb 20 1994)METADATADATA
5Decomposition equation summary data (Oct 15 1985 - Oct 29 2015)METADATADATA