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Accession: PLT-NASA-2006b Research Theme: Plant Ecology (Research Study)
Contributors: Deepak Mishra, Jessica O'Connell, David Cotten, Peter Hawman, Lishen Mao, Caroline Narron
Title: Leaf area index and above ground biomass for Juncus roemerianus in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 2015 to 2019
Abstract: Leaf area index (LAI) and above ground biomass were measured in 16 permanent Juncus roemerianus vegetation plots located in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Mississippi. Data were collected from 2015 to 2019. LAI were measured using a handheld ceptometer. Above ground biomass for each plot were collected from core samples.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6b9e1cb50a6f13f944fd3eba3d37a65c
Key Words: aboveground biomass, canopy cover, Juncus roemerianus, leaf area index, morphology, plant biomass, Plant Monitoring, salt marshes
LTER Core Area: Other Site Research
Research Themes: Plant Ecology
Study Period: 21-Jan-2015 to 07-Nov-2019
Study Sites:
GrandBay -- Grand Bay NERR, Moss Point, Mississippi
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Species References: Juncus roemerianus

Hawman, P., Mishra, D., O'Connell, J.L., Cotten, D.L., Narron, C. and Mao, L. 2021. Salt Marsh Light Use Efficiency is Driven by Environmental Gradients and Species-Specific Physiology and Morphology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 126. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG006213)

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Data Table: PLT-NASA-2006b (Main data table for data set PLT-NASA-2006b, 266 records)

Access: Public (released 07-Apr-2021)

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

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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 Live_Stem_Weight grams floating-point Above ground live biomass
4 Dead_Stem_Weight grams floating-point Above ground dead biomass
5 Core_Area cm^2 floating-point Area of core sample
6 LAI unitless floating-point Leaf area index
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Citation: Mishra, Deepak. 2020. Leaf area index and above ground biomass for Juncus roemerianus in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 2015 to 2019. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/6b9e1cb50a6f13f944fd3eba3d37a65c

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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.