Sowerby, A.; Emmett, B.A.

Photosynthesis data for the plant species Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus and Empetrum nigrum at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest

This dataset includes measurements of photosynthesis for the dominant higher plant species in the experimental plots at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest. Plant species included are Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus and Empetrum nigrum. Ambient light measurements are included as well as light response curve measurements. Data was collected infrequently between 2001-2003 for Calluna and Vaccinium, and just in 2001 for Empetrum.

Publication date: 2014-03-07

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

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

You must cite: Sowerby, A.; Emmett, B.A. (2014). Photosynthesis data for the plant species Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus and Empetrum nigrum at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f5e7e03c-ecf3-4455-8567-e1ad8daa66ee

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2001-06-07    to    2003-12-16

Provenance & quality

Photosynthesis was measured infrequently between 2001 and 2003 for Calluna vulgaris and Vaccinium myrtillus, and in 2001 for Empetrum nigrum. A standard leaf cuvette with light source was used in addition to a CIRAS-2 infra-red gas analyser from PP Systems (UK). Measurements were taken with the light source (to standardise between variability across treatments, as well as to determine light response curves). Measurements were also recorded in ambient light. Two of the 3 plant species have three dimensional leaves, and so data on leaf mass is included to standardise between different sized leaves (determining leaf area is not possible currently for three dimensional leaves). Data is recorded in the CIRAS in the field, and downloaded into excel files which were stored in CEH Bangor's shared file area.

Correspondence/contact details

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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Authors

Sowerby, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

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

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Calluna vulgaris Climate and climate change Empetrum nigrum Vaccinium myrtillus vegetation