EM89 - Pinus radiata Plantation Organic Matter Experiment, Austrailia

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Title: EM89 - Pinus radiata Plantation Organic Matter Experiment, Austrailia
Description:
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 are: Mean annual temperature: 15 deg C Minimum annual rainfall: 755 mm Mean annual rainfall: 827 mm Maximum annual rainfall: 870 mm Soil Characteristics at the site are: a) Soil description Podzolized sand (see Smethurst and Nambiar, 1990 - in reference list) 0-15 cm - Dark grey sand. 15-30 - Grey sand. 30-40cm - light grey sand. 40-100cm - Pale orange sand. 100-130cm Weakly cemented pale orange sand. 130-200cm Bleached sand with thin clay lenses. b) Soil properties Depth of root limiting layer: No root limiting layer Approximate soil organic matter content: 1.2% Approximate carbon:nitrogen ratio: 33 Approximate soil bulk density: 1.29 g/cm3 Approximate minimum soil pH: 6.1 Method of determining soil pH: 1:5 soil to water Variables measured are listed in the parameters section of this record. This information was compiled for the GCTE-SOMNET Database, Pete Smith, Pete Falloon, David Powlson, and Jo Smith. Soil Science Department, IACR-Rothamsted, UK.
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REFERENCE: 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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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19850101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 140.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 142.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -37.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -39.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CALCIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > CARBON > TOTAL CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN > AMMONIUM NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN > NET NITROGEN MINERALIZATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN > NITRATE NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > NITROGEN > TOTAL NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > PHOSPHORUS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > POTASSIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY > TOTAL MINERAL NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > LITTER CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CALCIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN > AMMONIUM NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN > NET NITROGEN MINERALIZATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN > NITRATE NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > PHOSPHORUS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > POTASSIUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY > TOTAL MINERAL NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: GCTE > GLOBAL CHANGE AND TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: Gcte
Theme_Keyword: Global Change And Terestrial Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Igbp
Theme_Keyword: International Geosphere Biosphere Program
Theme_Keyword: Pinus Radiata
Theme_Keyword: Soil Organic Matter Network
Theme_Keyword: Somnet
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA > TASMANIA
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
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PHILIP J. SMETHURST
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: CSIRO Division of Forestry,
Address: Locked Bag No. 2,
Address: P.O. Sandy Bay,
City: TASMANIA
Postal_Code: 7005
Country: AUSTRALIA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 02 207953
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 02 207942
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: PHILS@tas.for.csiro.au
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Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AU/CSIRO/TRC > Division of Forestry, Tasmanian Research Center, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Contact_Person: PHILIP J. SMETHURST
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: CSIRO Division of Forestry,
Address: Locked Bag No. 2,
Address: P.O. Sandy Bay,
City: TASMANIA
Postal_Code: 7005
Country: AUSTRALIA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 02 207953
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 02 207942
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: PHILS@tas.for.csiro.au
Resource_Description: EM89
Distribution_Liability:
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Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ltse.env.duke.edu/node/678
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk/aen/somnet/
Access_Instructions:
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.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19991020
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080612
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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