Dataset
Cynipid abundance at Petite Charnie, France, in 2008 and 2009

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Sinclair, F.H.; Stone, G.; Cavers, S.; Schonrogge, K. (2015)
https://doi.org/10.5285/1c99f7ad-6ae3-4891-801c-e3babdb61887

This dataset contains Cynipid gall abundance from an oak provenance trial at Petite Charnie in France. 2400 trees were sampled from 20 provenances of Quercus petraea and Quercus robur in 2008 and 2009. Cynipids have two gall generations each year so trees were sampled in spring (sexual generation) and autumn (asexual generation). 10 twigs were surveyed for galls on all parts of the terminal shoot (buds, leaves, stem, catkins) from each tree in spring and autumn. Counts were made for each species and generation.

Publication date: 2015-08-21

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You must cite: Sinclair, F.H.; Stone, G.; Cavers, S.; Schonrogge, K. (2015). Cynipid abundance at Petite Charnie, France, in 2008 and 2009. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/1c99f7ad-6ae3-4891-801c-e3babdb61887

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2008-05-15    to    2009-10-09

Quality

Lineage
Samples were taken from an established provenance trial. Provenances are represented by two or three distinct plots (parcelles), each a replicate set of 24 trees planted in four columns of six trees, with spacing of 1.75 meters between trees within columns and three meters between columns. Plots of 8 different randomly selected provenances are aggregated into blocks, with the position of blocks randomised within soil zones. Samples were taken from a subset of provenances from trees in the internal rows of the blocks to minimise edge effects. Cynipid gall abundance was sampled using a standardised sampling protocol. 10 twigs on each tree, each consisting of the last two yearsÂ’ growth, were removed and for each twig the galls on all parts (buds, leaves, stem, catkins) of its terminal shoot (a module of woody growth from the previous year carrying the new leaves) were counted. Galls were identified to species and generation in the field using a morphological key and extensive field experience of the surveyors. After data collation and transcribing into electronic format, unusual values were checked.

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Edinburgh University
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Point Of Contact
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
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Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Other keywords
Cynipids
gallwasps
oak
provenance trial
France. asexual generation
sexual generation
CEH Topic
Ecological processes and resilience
Pywell Section
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Place keywords
La Petite Charnie
Taxon keywords
Andricus foecundatrix
Andricus glandulae
Andricus solitarius
Neuroterus albipes
Neuroterus anthracinus
Neuroterus quercusbaccarum
Neuroterus numismalis
Cynips divisa
Cynips quercusfolii
Andricus testaceipes
Quercus robus
Quercus petraea

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1440169589772
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/1c99f7ad-6ae3-4891-801c-e3babdb61887
doi:10.5285/1c99f7ad-6ae3-4891-801c-e3babdb61887

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