Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Green Mountain National Forests Long-term Ecosystem Monitoring Project (LEMP): Long-Term Ecosystem Monitoring Project Database

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Metadata Provider

  • 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

    This project is a 50-year monitoring effort to examine the long-term effects of broad-scale environmental changes--particularly changes in climate, air quality, soil health, and vegetation, in the Green Mountain National Forests.

People

  • Diane Burbank: Principal Investigator

  • Nancy Burt: Content Provider

  • Angelica Quintana: Principal Investigator

  • Mary Beth Poli: Content Provider

  • Joshua Lobe: Content Provider

  • Suzanne Gifford: Principal Investigator

Keywords

  • coarse woody debris, long-term monitoring, saplings, seedlings, trees, vegetation,

Organizations

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service Green Mountain National Forest: lead
  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) : partner

Geographic Coverage

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    Data Table

    • Title: Long-Term Ecosystem Monitoring Project Database
    • Start Date: 2008-01-01
    • End Date: 2058-12-31
    • Description: This dataset contains the LEMP database created by the FEMC. This database contains data on coarse woody debris, descriptive plot and subplot information, specific visit information for plot vegetation sampling, vegetation data for each quadrat, saplings, seedlings, and trees. Plots are located throughout the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont and the Finger Lakes region of New York.

    • Purpose: Organize the LEMP datasets that make up the LEMP datbase. LEMP is a 50-year monitoring effort that examines the broad-scale environmental changes -- particularly changes in climate, air quality, soil health, and vegetation.

    • Condensed Title: 20190222091359_20190222_LEMP_DB.accdb

    • Object Name: VMC.338.2451

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Green Mountain National Forest, U.S. Forest Service (2018) Long-Term Ecosystem Monitoring Project Database. FEMC. Available online at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/long-term-ecosystem-monitoring-program-gmfl/dataset/long-term-ecosystem-monitoring-project-database

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/long-term-ecosystem-monitoring-program-gmfl/dataset/long-term-ecosystem-monitoring-project-database

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: tblCoarseWoodyDebris
      • Label: Coarse Woody Debris
      • Description: Coarse woody debris was measured at each subplot along a 24' transect that is ran at 30 degrees from subplot center. The fields that make up this table are PlotID, SubplotID, Year, TransectAutoID, Transect Diameter, LargeEndDiameter, SmallEndDiamter, Species, DecayClass, and Length.
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: ordinal
      • Unit: English
      Attribute Name: tblPlotInfo
      • Label: Plot Information
      • Description: This table provides descriptive plot information that aids in relocating plots. The fields that make up this table are PlotID, PlotName, Latitude, Longitude, CoordinateSystem, ForestType, Elevation, Slope, Soils, Directions, and Comments.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Unit: English
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tblPlotVegVisit
      • Label: Plot Vegetation Visit Info
      • Description: This table contains visit information related to vegetation surveys done per plot. The fields that make up this field are PlotID, Year, VisitDate, VegSampleKind, VegCrewName, PlotVisitNotes.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tblQuadratVegData
      • Label: Quadrat Vegetation Data
      • Description: This table contains vegetation data collected on three 1 m^2 quadrats at each subplot. Quadrats were set up 15' from subplot center at 30, 150, and 270 degrees. Species presence/absence and canopy cover at three layer heights was sampled. For cover layer fields, 999 indicates trace amounts (<1%)
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: ordinal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tblSapling
      • Label: Sapling
      • Description: This table contains all measurements taken for saplings found within the microplot of each subplot. Microplots were located 12' at 90 degrees from the subplot center with a 6.8' radius. Health and physical measurements were recorded.
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Unit: English
      Attribute Name: tblSeedling
      • Label: Seedling
      • Description: This table contains seedlings counts per species at each subplot of each plot.
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: interval
      • Precision: 1
      • Number Type: whole
        • Bounds:
        • Minimum: 0
        • Maximum: 999
      Attribute Name: tblSubplotInfo
      • Label: Subplot Information
      • Description: This table contains location information for each subplot at each plot. This table contains fields PlotId, SubplotID, fldLatitude, and fldLongitude.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Unit: Degrees
      Attribute Name: tblSubplotTreeVisit
      • Label: Subplot Tree Visit Information
      • Description: This table contains visit information about any subplot visits where tree sampling was conducted.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tblSubplotVegData
      • Label: Subplot vegetation
      • Description: This table contains all vegetation and ground cover data per subplot.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: tblSubplotVegVisit
      • Label: Subplot Vegetation Sampling
      • Description: This table contains all visit information for each subplot related to vegetation sampling.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tblTree
      • Label: Tree
      • Description: This table contains all tree data sampled at each subplot. All trees with a DBH greater than 5" and fell within the 24' radius of the subplot were sampled.
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Unit: inches
      Attribute Name: tblTreeInfo
      • Label: Tree Information
      • Description: This table contains all tree location data sampled at each subplot. This information helps to relocate the trees in reference to the subplot center. Azimuths were taken using true north.
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Unit: Degrees

    Methods

    • No methods recorded for this dataset

    Sampling Equipment

    • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

    Site Characteristics

    • No site characteristics recorded for this dataset