CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4082 CWT Research Theme: Population Ecology
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Tree census at 29 soil moisture monitoring plots in the southern Appalachians of western North Carolina
Abstract: Tree census was conducted at twenty-three plots in the Coweeta basin, three plots in Bent Creek Experimental Forest, and three plots in the Beetree watershed. The plots comprise a network of sensor stations that monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature in the Southern Appalachians of western North Carolina. Trees were measured for diameter and height, their locations relative to plot center were determined, and their species were identified.
Key Words: diameter at breast height, height, overstory, plant species, soil moisture, species composition, trees
LTER Core Area: Population Studies, Primary Production
CWT Themes: Population Ecology, Botany, Ecohydrology, Soil Moisture
Study Type: Regional Interactions Effort
Study Period: 17-Aug-2015 to 10-May-2017
Site References:
WS2 -- Watershed 2, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS5 -- Watershed 5, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS7 -- Watershed 7, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS14 -- Watershed 14, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS18 -- Watershed 18, North Carolina, USA
WS27 -- Watershed 27, North Carolina, USA
WS32 -- Watershed 32, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS36 -- Watershed 36, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
BUNCOMBE -- Buncombe County, NC, North Carolina, USA
FRENCHBRO -- French Broad River Basin, North Carolina & Tennessee, USA
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Data Table: 4082 (Tree census at 29 soil moisture monitoring plots, 1384)

Access: CWT Members only (public release on 31-Dec-2019)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 Watershed none alphanumeric string Watershed of plot
2 Plot none alphanumeric string Plot ID
3 Date mm/dd/yyyy alphanumeric string Date census was taken
4 Tag none alphanumeric string Tag number on tree
5 Scientific_Name none alphanumeric string Scientific name of plant species
6 Diameter cm floating-point diameter at breast height
7 Distance m floating-point Distance from plot center
8 Azimuth degree integer Azimuth from plot center
9 Height m floating-point Height of tree
10 Status none alphanumeric string Whether tree was dead or alive at time of measurement
11 Comments none alphanumeric string Comments regarding measurement