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TD022

Coarse woody debris density and nutrient data across western USA, including HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, North Carolina, USA, Mexico and Russia 1982-2001

  • 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: Sep 1 1982 - Jun 11 2001
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Last update: Sep 20 2018 (Version 7)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Harmon, M. 2018. Coarse woody debris density and nutrient data across western USA, including HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, North Carolina, USA, Mexico and Russia 1982-2001. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=TD022. Accessed 2024-07-18.
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.
ABSTRACT:
This data set is used to document the changes in external characteristics, density, nutrient content, and form of carbon associated with various decay classes and ages of logs and snags. The pieces that have been dated form the basis for a chronosequence. All the pieces sampled are used to define the characteristics of decay classes. These classes are used in turn to convert the external dimension data in TD012 to estimates of mass and nutrient stores.

Study Description Study Site Map Taxonomic Hierarchy Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
Ecological Metadata Language: (EML)
ENTITY TITLES:
1Log and Snag Descriptions (Sep 1 1982 - Jun 24 1994)METADATADATA
2Current Tissue Radial Thickness and Volume (Sep 1 1982 - Jun 11 2001)METADATADATA
3Tissue Density (Sep 1 1982 - Jun 11 2001)METADATADATA
4Tissue Nutrient Content (Sep 1 1982 - May 19 1993)METADATADATA
6Depth Of Decay (Sep 1 1982 - Jun 11 2001)METADATADATA
7Initial Tissue Radial Thickness and Volume (Sep 1 1982 - Jun 11 2001)METADATADATA
8Log Characteristics (Sep 1 1982 - Jun 11 2001)METADATADATA

RELATED MATERIALS:
 Bole Decomposition Rates of Seventeen Tree Species in Western U.S.A - a report prepared for the USDA USFS

RELATED DATABASES:
 Long-term growth, mortality and regeneration of trees in permanent vegetation plots in the Pacific Northwest, 1910 to present (TV010)
 Dimensions, cover, volumes, mass and nutrient stores of Coarse Woody Debris (bark and wood from logs, snags, and stumps) from forests plots in the western United States and Mexico, 1977 to 2005 (TD012)
 Fine wood decay studies across western USA, North Carolina, USA, Mexico and Russia, 1989 to 2015 (TD021)

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
 Harmon, Mark E., Krankina, Olga N., Sexton, Jay 2000, Decomposition vectors: a new approach to estimating woody detritus decomposition dynamics (Pub. No: 2598)
 Harmon, Mark E., Cromack, Kermit, Jr., Smith, Bradley G. 1987, Coarse woody debris in mixed-conifer forests, Sequoia National Park, California (Pub. No: 9)
 Harmon, Mark E., Franklin, Jerry F. 1989, Tree seedlings on logs in Picea - Tsuga forests of Oregon and Washington (Pub. No: 884)
 Harmon, M. E., Franklin, J. F., Swanson, F. J., Sollins, P., Gregory, S. V., Lattin, J. D., Anderson, N. H., Cline, S. P., Aumen, N. G., Sedell, J. R., Lienkaemper, G. W., Cromack, K., Jr., Cummins, K. W. 1986, Ecology of coarse woody debris in temperate ecosystems (Pub. No: 42)