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document Downloading microclimate stations
Locations: Soil moisture station 2 and 4 located at leaf phenology towers Soil moisture station 1 is located just off gated road on the way to station 2. Soil moisture station 3 is located at the top of Shope Fork Road. One station at each terrestrial gradient site below the lower boardwalk ...
23 Feb, 2011
document Spring leaf phenology
Materials: Datasheets printed on All-Weather paper Orange flagging Sharpie Phenology Code Reference Guide Methods: Spring vegetative bud break and leaf elongation are monitored at the two scaffold towers located at soil moisture microclimate stations 2 and 4. We have identified a variety of...
23 Apr, 2013
document Fall leaf phenology
Materials: Datasheets printed on All-Weather paper Pencil Orange flagging Sharpie Phenology Code Reference Guide Methods: Fall leaf senescence and abscission are monitored at the two scaffold towers located at soil moisture microclimate stations 2 and 4. We have identified a variety of...
30 Mar, 2011
document Hemlock plots soil temperature HOBO Water Temp sensors
Locations: 3 control, non-hemlock plots located southeast of main office across Ball Creek       Plot 10 was dropped due to installation of the Eddy Flux tower. 4 plots just off Ball Creek Rd (marked with multiple colored flagging tape) 4 plots just off Shope Fork Rd...
23 Feb, 2011
document Leaf litter collections and sorting
Materials: Brush and dust pan Paper bags Sharpies Laundry sacks Staple gun (for trap repairs) Description: Canopy leaves and other litterfall inputs to the forest floor are sampled by litterfall traps, which are installed on study plots and the sample collected at regular intervals. Our...
12 Mar, 2014
document Forest Gap Soil Moisture
Materials: Hydrosense and replacement screw-in probes Datasheet Site maps Compass Pencil Methods: Navigate to each of the 2 x 1 meter seedling plots that are located adjacent to the seed baskets. There are either 9 or 13 subplots within each gap depending on the size of the gap and there...
01 Mar, 2011
document Dendrometer Tree Bands
Description: Dendrometers are spring-loaded bands of 1.27 cm (0.5 inch) wide aluminum tape that measure the increase (and decrease) in circumference of trees on which they are permanently installed. The bands have two scales, inches and vernier, which slide past one another to allow measurement...
23 Feb, 2011
document Coarse Woody Debris measurements
Locations: Gradient plots (5) Materials: Datasheets printed on All-Weather paper Pencil Tree calipers Measuring tape Round tree tags Nails (aluminum or galvanized) Plastic UV-resistant orange fencing UV resistant zip-ties Aluminum wire (16-18 gauge) Sharpie to re-label corner posts if...
22 Nov, 2013
document Hydrolab Data Transfer and Calibration
Locations: Hydrolabs are deployed at 12 streams in Macon county that we are responsible for maintenance, calibration, and data collection. The sites correspond to the 9 streams selected for intensive surveys with the Exurbanization project. Three additional sites correspond to USGS gaging...
23 Feb, 2011
document Katie Price Stream Gauge Sites
Locations: There are 13 creeks in the Little Tennessee River drainage that record water depth at 10min intervals (see National Geographic area map for detailed locations). Sites are visited bi-monthly and data is downloaded using Odyssey software for 12 sites and HoBo software for 1 site. ...
24 Feb, 2011

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