Title

ForestGEO Dead Wood Census Protocol

Description

After stems die, the wood persists in the ecosystem, either as standing deadwood or woody debris on the ground. Deadwood plays an important role in forest ecosystems, providing significantly different substrate, nutrient source, and microclimate to seedlings as well as habitat to vertebrates and invertebrates. Measurements of dead material on the forest floor can be used to more completely estimate biomass, carbon pools, and carbon fluxes. These methods continue the philosophy of the ForestGEO demography data by tracking the status of individual woody stems after mortality and thereby extending observations to the entire period each woody stem exists in the forest.

Document Type

Dataset

DCMI Type

Dataset

File Format

.pdf

Publication Date

7-27-2017

Funder

Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening

Utah Agricultural Experiment Station

Publisher

Smithsonian Institute, Utah State University

Award Number

Utah Agricultural Experiment Station 1153; Utah Agricultural Experiment Station 1398

Language

eng

Comments

This protocol is also available from the Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) website.

Disciplines

Forest Sciences

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Files

ForestGEO_Deadwood_Protocol_20180727.pdf (971 kB)
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