Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study: Forest Inventory of a Northern Hardwood Forest 1965-2017: Watershed 6, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Founded in 1963, the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study is one of the longest running and most comprehensive ecosystem studies in the world. The collaborative, multidisciplinary research efforts include long-term studies of air, water, soils, plants, and animals. The study site is the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, a 7,800-acre northern hardwood forest situated in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study is a unique public-private partnership involving the USDA Forest Service, the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, and scientists from research institutions throughout the country.

Keywords

  • continuous forest inventory , ecosystem ecology, forest composition, forest regeneration, regeneration,

Organizations

  • Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study : lead
  • Cornell University : partner
  • University Of California, Berkeley : partner

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    Data Table

    • Title: Forest Inventory of a Northern Hardwood Forest 1965-2017: Watershed 6, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
    • Start Date: 1965-01-01
    • Description: Forest inventory surveys were initiated in 1965, repeated in 1977, and subsequently repeated at 5 year intervals. This is the initial data set and was collected in summer of 1965. The inventory consists of a total inventory of all trees >= 1.5 cm diameter-at-breast-height (dbh) on the whole of the watershed (13.23 ha), as measured in each of the 208 25 m x 25 m plots. Shrubs, seedlings and small saplings were also surveyed.

    • Purpose: To have a continuous forest inventory survey of watershed 6 in Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.

    • Condensed Title:

    • Object Name: VMC.1388.2871

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Battles, J., N. Cleavitt, C. Johnson, S. Hamburg, T. Fahey, C. Driscoll, and G. Likens. 2019. Forest Inventory of a Northern Hardwood Forest: Watershed 6, 2017, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/0593ba15fb76a4f085797126a1bea3a7

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/Hubbard_Brook_Ecosystem_Study/dataset/forest-inventory-northern-hardwood-forest-1965

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: SppNum
      • Label: Species Num
      • Description: Species Num in the HB Forest Inventory dataset
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Species List: HubbardBrook 1965 forest inventory (species_number)
        • Code: 1
          • Definition: ITIS #28731, sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
        • Code: 2
          • Definition: ITIS #19462, American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
        • Code: 3
          • Definition: ITIS #19481, yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
        • Code: 4
          • Definition: ITIS #32931, white ash (Fraxinus americana)
        • Code: 5
          • Definition: ITIS #28758, mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
        • Code: 6
          • Definition: ITIS #28754, striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
        • Code: 7
          • Definition: ITIS #24799, pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
        • Code: 8
          • Definition: ITIS #24806, chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)
        • Code: 9
          • Definition: ITIS #18032, balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
        • Code: 10
          • Definition: ITIS #18034, red spruce (Picea rubens)
        • Code: 11
          • Definition: ITIS #19489, paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
        • Code: 12
          • Definition: ITIS #25319, American mountain-ash (Sorbus americana)
        • Code: 13
          • Definition: ITIS #28728, red maple (Acer rubrum)
        • Code: 14
          • Definition: ITIS #183397, Canada hemlock; hemlock spruce (Tsuga canadensis)
        • Code: 15
          • Definition: ITIS #823, (Radiocystis )
        • Code: 16
          • Definition: ITIS #195773, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
        • Code: 17
          • Definition: ITIS #24764, black cherry (Prunus serotina)
        • Code: 18
          • Definition: ITIS #25108, serviceberry (Amelanchier )
        • Code: 19
          • Definition: ITIS #22463, bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
        • Code: 20
          • Definition: ITIS #22476, willow spp (Salix )
        • Code: 21
          • Definition: ITIS #27813, alternate-leaf dogwood; alternateleaf dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
        • Code: 22
          • Definition: ITIS #24762, cherry, plum (Prunus sp.)

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