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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/CDR025: Distribution of Wetland Plant Species at Cedar Creek Natural History Area

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Title: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/CDR025: Distribution of Wetland Plant Species at Cedar Creek Natural History Area
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LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/Cedar Creek Natural History Area (CDR) LTER/CDR025 [Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog]: Permanent plots were set up in 1988 for long-term monitoring of a number of wetlands at the Cedar Creek Natural History Area (CCNHA). This data set on the current composition and characteristics of these wetlands is being used for 1) between-site comparisons and analysis of wetland plant species distribution in relation to the water table level, and 2) for detection of possible changes in species composition, size, water levels, and soil characteristics over time due to climate change. Sites were chosen to cover a range of wetland types at CCNHA. The current 21 transects, established in 15 wetlands, vary from 25 m to 85 m, depending on the size and type of wetland. In large sites, transect lines run from the upland margin inward for at least 25 m or until the point where species composition is relatively constant. In most small sites, the transects cross the entire site. Plots 1 m2 are located every 5 m along each transect. Types of data collected so far: Vegetation: Vegetation data are collected for all transects within a one-week period during the last week in July. Species presence and visual estimates of percent cover are recorded for each plot. The location along the transect where major species appear and disappear is recorded and total species lists for the sites are made. Water: Because of the dry conditions of the past 3 years there has been no standing water in any of these wetlands at the time the vegetation was surveyed. Measurements of spring water levels along the transects were made in May 1989 and wells have been put into five of these sites (as part of the hydrology study at CCNHA). Transect lines are being surveyed for the change in height from beginning to end. Soil: Soil samples were collected in June and July 1989 alongside plots in 12 sites and analyzed for moisture content, bulk density, pH, organic matter by loss on ignition, and extractable ammonium and nitrate. Portions of the samples have been saved for further analyses (e.g., for total N). Soil samples will again be collected in the same sites in 1990. Proprietary limits: Access limited, but available with permission from investigators, until subsets are published. The Cedar Creek Natural History Area (CCNHA) is a 2200 hectare experimental ecological reserve operated by the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the Minnesota Academy of Sciences. CCNHA is located in Anoka and Isanti Counties north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The site was established in 1940, was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1975. In 1977 it was included as an Experimental Ecology Reserve in a proposed network, and in 1982 it was one of 11 sites in the U.S. selected by the National Science Foundation for funding of LTER. Information about LTER is also available at 'http://lternet.edu/'
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REFERENCE: Gorham, E. 1991. "Northern peatlands: role in the carbon cycle and probable responses to climatic warming. Ecological Applications, Vol. 1 pp. l82-195. Phillips, M.M. 1993. "Wetland plant communities and factors influencing plant distributions at the Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Minnesota. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Minnesota See also: "http://www.lter.umn.edu/"
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Beginning_Date: 19880601
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
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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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > HERBIVORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ORGANIC MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > SPECIES COMPETITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > PLANT SUCCESSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > GRAZING DYNAMICS / PLANT ECOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > NUTRIENT CYCLING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
Theme_Keyword: LTER > LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: Ccnha
Theme_Keyword: Cdr
Theme_Keyword: Cdr025
Theme_Keyword: Cedar Creek
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Lter
Theme_Keyword: Nsf
Theme_Keyword: Plants
Theme_Keyword: Soil Chemistry
Theme_Keyword: Water Table
Theme_Keyword: Wetland Plants
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: EVILLE GORHAM
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Minnesota
Address: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Address: 100 Ecology Bldg, 1987 Upper Buford Circle
City: St. Paul
State_or_Province: MN
Postal_Code: 55108
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: egorham@lternet.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gorham@cdr.lter.umn.edu
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: LTER/CDR > Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office
Contact_Person: STEVE BAUER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Minnesota
Address: 100 Ecology Building
Address: 1987 Upper Buford Circle
City: St. Paul
State_or_Province: MN
Postal_Code: 55108
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 612-625-5738
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 763-434-5131
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 612-624-6777
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 763-434-7361
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bauer051@umn.edu
Resource_Description: CDR025
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Format_Name: Not Available
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.lter.umn.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/research/
Access_Instructions:
Access to Cedar Creek LTER datasets
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.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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