Moraes, A.C.M. ; Martins, M.P.; Siebert, L.; Andersen, K.M.; Quesada, C.A.N.; Hartley, I.P.

Litterfall herbivory in fertilised plots in the Central Amazon, 2017-2019

The data consists of leaf traits and nutrients from litterfall in a fertilised old-growth forest in the Central Amazon. Data was collected in a full factorial nutrient addition experiment (nitrogen, phosphorus, and cation treatments). The dataset includes realized leaf area, and Leaf Mass Area (LMA).

The field work was completed in August of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The study was funded by NERC, BDFFP (logistical support), and the Brazilian government (students' scholarship).

Publication date: 2021-02-05

Get the data

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

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

You must cite: Moraes, A.C.M. ; Martins, M.P.; Siebert, L.; Andersen, K.M.; Quesada, C.A.N.; Hartley, I.P. (2021). Litterfall herbivory in fertilised plots in the Central Amazon, 2017-2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/58b66cdf-451c-42e7-8153-c24ec30631fd

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2017-05-01    to    2019-08-31

Provenance & quality

The study was carried at the AFEX project (Amazon fertilization Experiment) area at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP/ INPA) located approximately 80 km north of Manaus/Amazonas/Brazil (02° 25' 00'' S; 59° 43' 00' W).

The analysis was made in August of 2017, 2018, and 2019 (peak of litterfall production).

A sample of leaves from all litter traps per plot was analysed. To obtain leaf area in mm², leaf images were analysed with the image processing software Image and LMA(g/m²) was calculated dividing leaf biomass (g) by leaf area.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX) in Central Amazon, Brazil (2017-2020)

Correspondence/contact details

Anna Carolina Martins Moraes
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
 annacmmoraes@gmail.com

Authors

Moraes, A.C.M.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Martins, M.P.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Siebert, L.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Andersen, K.M.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Quesada, C.A.N.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Hartley, I.P.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Natural Environment Research Council
 researchgrants@nerc.ukri.org

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Brazil,  Central Amazon,  Fertilised experiment,  Leaf traits
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
Last updated
03 September 2021 15:11