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Roscher, Christiane; Guderle, Marcus; Milcu, Alexandru (2017): Vegetation and soil surface cover in the Jena-Ecotron experiment. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.877648, In supplement to: Guderle, Marcus; Bachmann, Dörte; Milcu, Alexandru; Gockele, Annette; Bechmann, Marcel; Fischer, Christine; Roscher, Christiane; Landais, Damien; Ravel, Olivier; Devidal, Sébastien; Roy, Jacques; Gessler, Arthur; Buchmann, Nina; Weigelt, Alexandra; Hildebrandt, Anke (2017): Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse grassland plant communities. Functional Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12948

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Abstract:
This dataset contains vegetation and soil surface cover in the Jena-Ecotron Experiment in 2012. This experiment was conducted in the Montpellier European Ecotron (CNRS, France), an advanced controlled environment facility for ecosystem research, and aimed at understanding the impact of plant species richness (4 vs. 16 species) for ecosystem carbon and water fluxes.
The soil monoliths used in this experiment contained plant communities originating from the long- term Jena Experiment (50°57.1' N, 11°37.5' E, 130 m above sea level; mean annual temperature 9.3°C, mean annual precipitation 587 mm) established in May 2002. Twelve plots were selected for the Jena-Ecotron study according to the following criteria: (1) the four functional groups grasses, legumes, small and tall herbs were present, (2) realized species numbers were close to sown species richness, and (3) plots were equally distributed across the experimental field site to account for different soil textures. Large monoliths (2 m² surface area, diameter of 1.6 m, 2 m depth with a weight of 7 to 8 tons) including intact soil and vegetation were excavated in December 2011 and placed in lysimeters. In March 2012, before the start of the vegetation growth, the lysimeters were transported and installed in the Macrocosms platform of the Montpellier European Ecotron.
Cover abundance per sown species and total cover of sown species, weeds, bare ground, mosses, litter were estimated on the whole Ecotron-plot area shortly before the destructive harvest of the experimental units on 15 July 2017. Species-level data were estimated using decimal scale (Londo 1976): 1: <= 1%, 2: <= 5%, 10: 6-15%, 20: 16-25%, 30: 26-35%, 40: 36-45%, 50: 46-55%, 60: 56-65%, 70: 66-75%, 80: 76-85%, 90: 86-100%). Community cover data were directly estimated as percentage (cover <1% is coded as 0.5).
Keyword(s):
Jena-Ecotron Experiment
Related to:
Milcu, Alexandru; Eugster, Werner; Bachmann, Dörte; Guderle, Marcus; Roscher, Christiane; Gockele, Annette; Landais, Damien; Ravel, Olivier; Gessler, Arthur; Lange, Markus; Ebeling, Anne; Weisser, Wolfgang W; Roy, Jacques; Hildebrandt, Anke; Buchmann, Nina (2016): Plant functional diversity increases grassland productivity-related water vapor fluxes: an Ecotron and modeling approach. Ecology, 97(8), 2044-2054, https://doi.org/10.1890/15-1110.1
Milcu, Alexandru; Roscher, Christiane; Gessler, Arthur; Bachmann, Dörte; Gockele, Annette; Guderle, Marcus; Landais, Damien; Piel, Clement; Escpape, Christophe; Devidal, Sébastien; Ravel, Olivier; Buchmann, Nina; Gleixner, Gerd; Hildebrandt, Anke; Roy, Jacques (2014): Functional diversity of leaf nitrogen concentrations drives grassland carbon fluxes. Ecology Letters, 17(4), 435-444, https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12243
Project(s):
Coverage:
Latitude: 50.946100 * Longitude: 11.611300
Date/Time Start: 2012-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2012-12-31T00:00:00
Minimum HEIGHT above ground: 0.5 m * Maximum HEIGHT above ground: 0.5 m
Event(s):
JenExp_2012 (Jena Experiment 2012) * Latitude: 50.946100 * Longitude: 11.611300 * Date/Time Start: 2012-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2012-12-31T00:00:00 * Location: Thuringia, Germany * Method/Device: Experiment (EXP)
Comment:
There are two types of missing values contained in datasets from the Jena Experiment. Empty cells represent missing values that result from the design of the experiment. Empty cells result when the respective value does not occur in the design and could thus not be measured. For example, in the case of species-specific biomass cells are left blank, when the species was not sown in the respective plot. Missing values that resulted from methodological problems, sampling errors, or lost samples/data are marked with "-9999".
This dataset is part of a collection of measurements of the Jena-Ecotron Experiment, which was part of the Jena Experiment.
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Experimental plotExperimental plotGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of plots and the plant diversity gradient are provided in the section further details.
2Height aboveground, minimumHeight minmGuderle, MarcusSoil surface
3Height aboveground, maximumHeight maxmGuderle, Marcusrough approximation of plant cover height
4HEIGHT above groundHeightmGuderle, MarcusGeocode – Average of min and max value
5Date/time startDate/time startGuderle, Marcusof sampling campaign
6Date/time endDate/time endGuderle, Marcusof sampling campaign
7Treatment: mowingTreat mowGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
8Treatment: weedingTreat weedGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
9Treatment: weeding historyTreat weed histGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
10Treatment: seed additionTreat seed addGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
11Treatment: fertilizingTreat fertGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
12Treatment: droughtTreat droughtGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
13Treatment: aboveground: pesticideTreat abovegr pestGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
14Treatment: below pesticideTreat below pestGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
15Treatment: molluscideTreat mollusGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
16Treatment: nematicideTreat nemaGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
17Treatment: eartworm exclosureTreat eartworm exclGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
18Treatment: phytometersTreat phytoGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
19Treatment: specialTreat specialGuderle, MarcusDetailed explanations of treatments are provided in the section further details.
20Rumex acetosa, coverR. acetosa cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
21Sanguisorba officinalis, coverS. officinalis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
22Taraxacum officinale, coverT. officinale cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
23Tragopogon pratensis, coverT. pratensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
24Trifolium campestre, coverT. campestre cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
25Trifolium dubium, coverT. dubium cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
26Trifolium fragiferum, coverT. fragiferum cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
27Trifolium hybridum, coverT. hybridum cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
28Trifolium pratense, coverT. pratense cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
29Trifolium repens, coverT. repens cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
30Trisetum flavescens, coverT. flavescens cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
31Veronica chamaedrys, coverV. chamaedrys cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
32Vicia cracca, coverV. cracca cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
33Achillea millefolium, coverA. millefolium cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
34Ajuga reptans, coverA. reptans cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
35Alopecurus pratensis, coverA. pratensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
36Anthoxanthum odoratum, coverA. odoratum cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
37Anthriscus sylvestris, coverA. sylvestris cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
38Arrhenatherum elatius, coverA. elatius cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
39Avenula pubescens, coverA. pubescens cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
40Bellis perennis, coverB. perennis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
41Bromus erectus, coverB. erectus cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
42Bromus hordeaceus, coverB. hordeaceus cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
43Campanula patula, coverC. patula cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
44Cardamine pratensis, coverC. pratensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
45Carum carvi, coverC. carvi cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
46Centaurea jacea, coverC. jacea cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
47Crepis biennis, coverC. biennis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
48Cynosurus cristatus, coverC. cristatus cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
49Festuca pratensis, coverF. pratensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
50Festuca rubra, coverF. rubra cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
51Galium mollugo, coverG. mollugo cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
52Geranium pratense, coverG. pratense cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
53Glechoma hederacea, coverG. hederacea cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
54Heracleum sphondylium, coverH. sphondylium cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
55Knautia arvensis, coverK. arvensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
56Lathyrus pratensis, coverL. pratensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
57Leontodon autumnalis, coverL. autumnalis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
58Leucanthemum vulgare, coverL. vulgare cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
59Lotus corniculatus, coverL. corniculatus cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
60Luzula campestris, coverL. campestris cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
61Medicago lupulina, coverM. lupulina cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
62Medicago x varia, coverM. x varia cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
63Onobrychis viciifolia, coverO. viciifolia cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
64Phleum pratense, coverP. pratense cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
65Pimpinella major, coverP. major cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
66Plantago lanceolata, coverP. lanceolata cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
67Plantago media, coverP. media cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
68Poa pratensis, coverP. pratensis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
69Poa trivialis, coverP. trivialis cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
70Primula veris, coverP. veris cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
71Prunella vulgaris, coverP. vulgaris cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
72Ranunculus repens, coverR. repens cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on species level
73Sown plant community, coverSown plant cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on plot level
74Weeds plant community, coverWeeds cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on plot level
75Bare ground, coverBare ground cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on plot level
76Litter, coverLit cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on plot level
77Moss, coverMoss cov%Guderle, MarcusMeasured on plot level
Size:
396 data points

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