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Shaver's Creek Watershed - Vegetation - Leaf Litter Collection Data (2015)

Level 1 - Quality Controlled Data

Variables:  Macroplot, Date (mm/dd/yyyy), Dry Weight (g), Mass per Unit Area (g/m2),

Standard Variables:  Dendrology|Mass

Date Range:  (2015-10-09 to 2015-11-24)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Eissenstat, David M.; Kaye, Margot

Contact:  Dr. David Eissenstat, Professor of Woody Plant Physiology, Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA, 16802, 814.863.3371, Dr. Margot Kaye, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology, Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management, The Pennsylvania State University, 303 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA, 16802, 801-865-4841,

Field Area:   Garner Run - Sandstone Forested | Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

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  • Description

    Dry weights of leaf litter collected during the Fall of 2015 from 54 macroplot locations (2 samples from each site, which were then averaged) across Shale Hills and Garner Run.This data was collected in an effort to determine leaf senescence phenological differences across slope position, slope aspect, and lithology type.

    ● Leaf litter traps were set up at macroplot sites, 2 at each location
    ● During the Fall, leaves were collected on a weekly, then bi-weekly basis
    ● Leaves were dried in a drying oven for 48 hours after collection but before measurement
    ● Sample mass was then measured on a scale and recorded, then converted to mass per unit area
    ● The average of 2 samples from each location was then determined
  • Keywords

    tree, slope position, slope aspect, leaf senescence, lithology

    XML Metadata

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    The following acknowledgment should accompany any publication or citation of these data: Logistical support and/or data were provided by the NSF-supported Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Eissenstat, David M.; Kaye, Margot (2015). "CZO Dataset: Shaver's Creek Watershed - Vegetation (2015) - Leaf Litter Collection Data." Retrieved 18 Feb 2020, from


Shavers Creek Watershed - Leaf Litter Collection Data - 2015

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