Status: 

Ongoing

Title

Leaf litter collected using baskets over the middle of the channel in Prieta arm B and Gatos
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata185

Data set ID: 

185

Abstract: 

This is a long-term monitoring of leaf litter inputs into Prieta Stream, arm B, and into the Gatos stream. The monitoring is conducted using litter traps similar tho those used in other LTER project. Baskets are suspended over the channel and are emptied every other week. All material is dried and identified.

Dates
Date Range: 
2010-11-04 00:00:00 to 2017-02-10 00:00:00

Publication Date: 

2015-01-30 00:00:00
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: 

Methodology

Methods: 

We are using baskets suspended over the channel. Baskets dimensions and materials follow methods used in the LTER: the area is 0.0625 m2. Material is dried at 65C and sorted into different categories: leaves: wood: reproductive material: and miscellaneous. All material weighted and expressed as g/m2.

Additional information: 

STORAGE SITES (of data files): Data are place on a computer at El Verde Field Station and then moved to Plone for general access.  From there, it is placed in data management.

 Revised by owner on July 8, 2016: variable's definitions, basket area, dataset title.

Status: 

Ongoing

Time Period: 

Long-Term