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PIE LTER plant biomass associated with marsh sites used in space for time sea level rise study, Rowley, MA.


This dataset contains the mass of dried grasses collected from clip plots in the PIE LTER Space for Time Sea Level Rise  study. The space for time  study uses an intensive and comprehensive approach to compare low elevation, Spartina alterniflora marsh areas to higher elevation Spartina patens marsh areas. Grasses are sampled in plots from 4 transects per site with five plots per site, arranged from the tidal creek's edge to no more than 150 meters back from the creek.

Other related data files include:
HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Sites, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Birds, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Quads, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Sediments, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Bites, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Sticky, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Decomp, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Traps, HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Deep_pitfalls

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At each clip plot along a transect in the marsh in late July or early August, aboveground standing crop is estimated destructively by clipping at ground level all aboveground biomass of individual plants rooted within a 0.1 m2 (10 x 100 cm) strip at the end of sampling. Biomass is clipped adjacent to the 1-m2 quadrats. Standing crop is separated into species whether it is live or dead plant tissue. All biomass is dried at 60°C for 48hrs prior to weighing to the nearest 0.01  gram.



On going collection.

Version 01: August 19, 2019, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to DEIMS7 and LTER Data Portal. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Jun2019.xlsm 6/7/19 12:58 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0.


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