EM89 - Pinus radiata Plantation Organic Matter Experiment, Austrailia
Entry ID: CSIRO.TRC.EM89

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Summary
Abstract: This experiment began in 1985. The site was previously a native
eucalypt forest, but has been a Pinus radiata plantation for 47 years.
There are four treatments as follows: 1) Slash and litter retained at
harvest. 2) Litter only retained. 3) Litter only retained and
ploughed. 4) Slash and litter removed.

Average climatic conditions at the experimental site ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: This url links to the GCTE-SOMNET home page where additional project
information and methodology can be obtained. This site is currently
in a datasharing phase of the network where actual data will become
available shortly, at different levels of accessibility. Please
follow this link for more information.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -37.0   S: -39.0   E: 142.0   W: 140.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-01-01
Quality a) Details of the plots

Width of smallest plot is 20 m
Length of smallest plot is 40 m
Slope: 0-5% . Shape: Uniform, concave and convex
Details of direction of cultivation: Both parallel and at right-angles
to long axis of the plot
Width of Discard Strip around plot: 5
Details of homogeneity of the plots: Details of homogeneity of plots
in Smethurst & Nambiar (1990) refences in list.

b) Details of replication, randomization and controls

There are at least 4 replicates in the experiment. 4 x 4 latin
square. Slash and litter retained treatment is considered to be the
control.
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints Link to the following location to view data use policy of SOMNET members:
http://www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk/careers/phds/PhDStudentPolicy.html
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Division of Forestry, Tasmanian Research Center, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://ltse.env.duke.edu/node/678
Dataset ID: EM89

Data Center Personnel
Name: PHILIP J. SMETHURST
Phone: +61 02 207953
Fax: +61 02 207942
Email: PHILS at tas.for.csiro.au
Contact Address:
CSIRO Division of Forestry,
Locked Bag No. 2,
P.O. Sandy Bay,
City: TASMANIA
Postal Code: 7005
Country: AUSTRALIA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 02 207953
Fax: +61 02 207942
Email: PHILS at tas.for.csiro.au
Contact Address:
CSIRO Division of Forestry,
Locked Bag No. 2,
P.O. Sandy Bay,
City: TASMANIA
Postal Code: 7005
Country: AUSTRALIA
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Publications/References
Lowther, J.R., Smethurst, P.J., Carlyle, J.C. & Nambiar, E.K.S. (1990)
Methods for determining organic carbon in Podzolic sands.
Commun. in Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 21 (5&6): 457-470.

Smethurst, P.J. & Nambiar, E.K.S. (1990) Distribution of carbon and
nutrients and fluxes of mineral nitrogen after clear-felling a Pinus
radiata plantation. Can. J. For. Res. 20: 1490-1497.

Smethurst, P.J. & Nambiar, E.K.S. (1990) Effects of slash and litter
management on fluxes of nitrogen and tree growth in a young Pinus
radiata plantation. Can. J. For. Res. 20: 1498-1507.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-06-12
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