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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

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)

O'Connell, J.L., Mishra, D., Alber, M. and Byrd, K.B. 2021. BERM: A belowground ecosystem resilience model for estimating Spartina alterniflora belowground biomass. New Phytologist. (DOI: 10.1111/nph.17607)

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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)

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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.