Dataset Overview

Microhabitat environmental conditions are an important filter for seedling establishment, controlling the availability of optimal recruitment sites. Understanding how tree seedlings respond to warming soil temperature is critical for predicting population recruitment in the future hardwood forests of Northeastern North America, particularly as environmental conditions and thus optimal microhabitat availabilities change. We examined the effect of 5˚C soil warming during the first growing season on germination, survival, phenology, growth, and stem and root biomass allocation in Acer rubrum (red maple) seedlings.

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Purpose

To understand the effect of experimental warming on the germination, survival, phenology, growth and biomass of red maple seedlings.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset has been completed

Start date

2015-01-01

End date

2015-12-31

Data Availability

This dataset is available to download from another website

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Wheeler J, Stinson K. 2017. Red Maple Seedling Soil Warming Experiment in Harvard Forest Lath House 2015. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF291. Available at: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu:8080/exist/apps/datasets/showData.html?id=hf291

Update Frequency

Unknown

Maintenance Plan

Not provided

Links

  • Red Maple Seedling Soil Warming Experiment Harvart Forest Lath House 2015
  • Harvard Forest
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