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Accession: PLT-NASA-2006a Research Theme: Plant Ecology (Research Study)
Contributors: Deepak Mishra, Jessica O'Connell, David Cotten, Peter Hawman, Lishen Mao, Caroline Narron
Title: Leaf area index for Spartina alterniflora near the GCE-LTER Flux Tower in 2018 and 2019
Abstract: Leaf area index (LAI) was measured at permanent vegetation plots located in the GCE-LTER Flux Tower site for short and medium form Spartina alterniflora. LAI data were collected using a handheld ceptometer in 2018 and 2019.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/53a3e61158aa058aee50be72a1156c83
Key Words: canopy cover, leaf area index, morphology, Plant Monitoring, salt marshes, Sapelo Island, Spartina alterniflora
LTER Core Area: Other Site Research
Research Themes: GCE2 Q1 - External Forcing, GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change, GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation, Plant Ecology
Study Period: 22-Aug-2018 to 10-Dec-2019
Study Sites:
GCE_Flux -- GCE Flux Tower Marsh, Sapelo Island, Georgia
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Species References: Spartina alterniflora
Data References: PLT-GCEM-1610 (Corresponding plant biomass data)
Project References: Eddy covariance flux tower, Flux tower monthly vegetation monitoring
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Data Table: PLT-NASA-2006a (Main data table for data set PLT-NASA-2006a, 72 records)

Access: Public (released 07-Apr-2021)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [1.88kb],  Text File [1.42kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [113.13kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [85.07kb],  Text Report [10.39kb]

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Column Name Units Type Description
1 Date yyyy-mm-dd string Calendar date of observation
2 Plot none string Unique vegetation plot identifier
3 LAI dimensionless floating-point Leaf area index
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Citation: Mishra, Deepak. 2020. Leaf area index for Spartina alterniflora near the GCE-LTER Flux Tower in 2018 and 2019. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/53a3e61158aa058aee50be72a1156c83

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.