Williams, M.; Estop-Aragones, C.; Fisher, J.P.; Murton, J.B.; Phoenix, G.K.; Hartley, I.P.

Extensive vegetation and soil surveys from multiple sites in boreal forests of subarctic Canada, 2013-2014

The dataset contains a stratified survey of ecological and soil states at sites where fine scale patterns of covariation between vegetation and edaphic characteristics were recorded. Key data collection included leaf area index, moss and organic matter thickness, surface and deeper soil moisture.

Data were collected at sites in the Yukon (2013) and Northwest Territories (2014), Canada.

Publication date: 2020-05-19

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Williams, M.; Estop-Aragones, C.; Fisher, J.P.; Murton, J.B.; Phoenix, G.K.; Hartley, I.P. (2020). Extensive vegetation and soil surveys from multiple sites in boreal forests of subarctic Canada, 2013-2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/36f4e380-d01d-44a7-8321-7a677e6996b2

 

University of Edinburgh

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2014-12-31

Provenance & quality

Tree canopy leaf area index (LAITree) was determined using a Nikon D5000 DSLR camera with a Sigma EX 4.5 1:2.8 DC HSM hemispherical lens. Nine photographs were taken at different locations 1 m above each plot and processed with CAN-EYE software.

Understory LAI (LAIU) was measured using a LI-COR LAI2000 Plant Canopy Analyser (LI-COR, Lincoln, USA). One measurement was taken above the understory canopy with a 90° field of view cap and four measurements were taken below the understory canopy at the four corners of a 20 x 20 cm square at the centre of each plot.

Moss thickness was determined by carefully removing a section of moss and organic material from the ground with a serrated knife while avoiding compression. Moss thickness was measured as the distance from the surface of the living moss to the point at which dead moss (fibric material) became decomposed to a state that its structure was no longer discernible.

For further details please read the supporting documentation.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Carbon Cycling Linkages of Permafrost Systems

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Fisher, J. P., C. Estop‐Aragonés, A. Thierry, D. J. Charman, S. A. Wolfe, I. P. Hartley, J. B. Murton, M. Williams and G. K. Phoenix (2016). "The influence of vegetation and soil characteristics on active‐layer thickness of permafrost soils in boreal forest." Global change Biology 22: 3127–3140.

Correspondence/contact details

Prof. Mathew Williams
University of Edinburgh
 mat.williams@ed.ac.uk

Authors

Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
Estop-Aragones, C.
University of Exeter
Fisher, J.P.
University of Sheffield
Murton, J.B.
University of Sussex
Phoenix, G.K.
University of Sheffield
Hartley, I.P.
University of Exeter

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Environmental survey
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
19 May 2020 15:09