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Shaver's Creek Watershed - Tree Growth & Physiology - Root Distribution Data (2015)

Level 1 - Quality Controlled Data

Variables:  Location, Slope Position, Depth (cm), Transect, Count (Intersections), Area (cm2), Intersection/Area (Intersections/cm2),

Standard Variables:  Area|Counter|Depth|Count, areal|Slope|Transect ID

Date Range:  (2015-06-01 to 2015-08-01. A one time sample when pits were dug.)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Eissenstat, David M.

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,

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

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  • Description

    Root intersection count data at specified depths from six sites. Three from Garner Run (Ridge Top, Midslope, and Valley Floor) and Three from Shale Pits (Ridge Top, Midslope, and Valley Floor). When pits were dug at each of these locations, photographs of each transect were taken. Root intersections were then identified from these photos and counted in an effort to learn about root distribution at each site.

    ● Pits were dug at each location, photographs with scale taken at each site.
    ● From photographs root intersections identified, marked, and counted.
    ● Counted data divided according to depth.
    ● Root distribution found from count data can area of each sample.
  • Keywords

    root density, tree, slope position, rooting depth, root distribution, pits

    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. (2015). "CZO Dataset: Shaver's Creek Watershed - Tree Growth & Physiology (2015) - Root Distribution Data." Retrieved 23 Feb 2020, from


Shavers Creek Watershed - Root Distribution Data 2015

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