Details and Metadata
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The methods followed in the creation of the dataset, including description of field, laboratory and processing steps, and quality control procedures
Ground cover metrics
Ground flora in each plot were identified to species, including moss and lichens. Plots were divided into 10X10 quadrats and percent cover by species was recorded. Then 3 1 meter square frames were chosen from the quadrat and each species and % cover was recorded.
Past Methods (No longer in use)
- Stand selection criteria
General: Stand selection criteria, greater than 1 hectare; undisturbed; not too heterogenous; not dominated by exotic species. Plot size varied with community homogeneity; permanent plots of 20X40m, 20X20 or 10X20 m on 29 forest communities.
Detailed documentation of the fields comprising the dataset, including the type of measurement, units where applicable, and any controlled vocabularies or code lists present in the data
Field Name Caption Description Additional Information PlotID PlotID
Measurement type: Nominal ShrubPercentCover ShrubPercentCover
Measurement type: Ratio
Measurement type: Nominal
Equipment and software used to collect data, including how that equipment was used.
No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset
The spatial extent of the dataset site coverage, and descriptions of the spatial extent and context for the data collection
- Site Description
Extensive mapping in Lye Brook Wilderness Area.