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1. Harmonized Global Land Use for Years 1500 -2100, V1 [LAND_USE_HARMONIZATION_V1]
These data represent fractional land use and land cover patterns annually for the years 1500 - 2100 for the globe at 0.5-degree (~50-km) spatial resolution. Land use categories of cropland, pasture, ...


2. A Global Database of Carbon and Nutrient Concentrations of Green and Senesced Leaves [LEAF_CARBON_NUTRIENTS]
This data set provides carbon (C), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg) concentrations in green and senesced leaves. Vegetation characteristics reported include ...


3. A Global Database of Field-observed Leaf Area Index in Woody Plant Species, 1932-2011 [LAI_WOODY_PLANTS]
This data set provides global leaf area index (LAI) values for woody species. The data are a compilation of field-observed data from 1,216 locations obtained from 554 literature sources published ...


4. A Global Data Set of Leaf Photosynthetic Rates, Leaf N and P, and Specific Leaf Area [LEAF_PHOTOSYNTHESIS_TRAITS]
This global data set of photosynthetic rates and leaf nutrient traits was compiled from a comprehensive literature review. It includes estimates of Vcmax (maximum rate of carboxylation), Jmax (maximum ...


5. Tree Canopy Cover for the Circumpolar Taiga-Tundra Ecotone: 2000-2005 [TAIGA_TUNDRA_TREE_COVER]
This data set provides a map of selected areas with defined tree canopy cover over the circumpolar taiga-tundra ecotone (TTE). Canopy cover was derived from the 500-meter MODIS Vegetation Continuous ...


6. MODIS-derived Biophysical Parameters for 5-km Land Cover, North America, 2000-2012 [NA_MODIS_SURFACE_BIOPHYSICS]
This data set provides MODIS-derived surface biophysical climatologies of bidirectional distribution function (BRDF), BDRF/albedo, land surface temperature (LST), leaf area index (LAI), and evapotranspiration ...


7. GLOBAL LEAF AREA INDEX DATA FROM FIELD MEASUREMENTS, 1932-2000 [HISTORICAL_LAI]
Approximately 1000 published estimates of leaf area index (LAI) from nearly 400 unique field sites, covering the period 1932-2000, have been compiled into a single data set. LAI is a key parameter ...


8. LITERATURE-DERIVED PARAMETERS FOR THE BIOME-BGC TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM MODEL [white_parameters]
Ecosystem simulation models use descriptive input parameters to establish the physiology, biochemistry, structure, and allocation patterns of vegetation functional types, or biomes. For single-stand ...


9. BASIN TCP STABLE ISOTOPE COMPOSITION OF CO2 IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS [BASIN_TCP]
This data set reports stable isotope ratio data of CO2 (13C/12C and 18O/16O) associated with photosynthetic and respiratory exchanges across the biosphere-atmosphere boundary. Measurements were made ...


10. BIOMASS ALLOCATION AND GROWTH DATA OF SEEDED PLANTS [niklas_biomass]
This data set of leaf, stem, and root biomass for various plant taxa was compiled from the primary literature of the 20th century with a significant portion derived from Cannell (1982). Recent allometric ...


11. CHARACTERISTICS OF AFRICAN SAVANNA BIOMES FOR DETERMINING WOODY COVER [gv_aws]
This data set includes the soil and vegetation characteristics, herbivore estimates, and precipitation measurement data for the 854 sites described and analyzed in Sankaran et al., 2005. Savannas ...


12. EFFECTS OF ELEVATED CARBON DIOXIDE ON LITTER CHEMISTRY AND DECOMPOSITION [litter_decomp]
The results of published and unpublished experiments investigating the impacts of elevated carbon dioxide on the chemistry (nitrogen and lignin concentration) of leaf litter and the decomposition ...


13. GEOECOLOGY: COUNTY-LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL DATA FOR THE UNITED STATES, 1964-1979 [geoecology]
The GEOECOLOGY Data Base is a compilation of environmental data for research and development needs that includes information for the period 1964 to 1979 (Olson et al. 1980). The data have been used ...


14. GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF FINE ROOT BIOMASS IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS [rootfine_biomass1997]
A global data set of root biomass, rooting profiles, and concentrations nutrients in roots was compiled from the primary literature and used to study distributions of root properties. This data set ...


15. GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROOT NUTRIENT CONCENTRATIONS IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS [root_nutrients]
Nutrient measurements for fine roots were compiled from 56 published studies providing information on 372 different combinations of species, root diameter, rooting depths, and soils at a variety of ...


16. GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROOT PROFILES IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS [root_profiles]
Rooting depths were estimated from a global database of root profiles that was assembled from the primary literature to study relationships of abiotic and biotic factors associated with belowground ...


17. GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROOT TURNOVER IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS [root_turnover]
Estimates of root turnover rates were calculated from measurements of live root standing crop and belowground net primary production (BNPP) compiled from the primary literature. Vegetation characteristics, ...


18. GLOBAL FIRE EMISSIONS DATABASE, VERSION 2.1 [vg_gfe21]
This data set consists of 1 degree x 1 degree gridded monthly burned area, fuel loads, combustion completeness, and fire emissions of carbon (C), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane ...


19. GLOBAL FIRE EMISSIONS DATABASE, VERSION 3.1 [FIRE_EMISSIONS_V3.1]
This data set provides monthly burned area, and monthly, and annual fire emissions data from July 1996 to February 2012. Emissions data are available for carbon (C), dry matter (DM), carbon dioxide ...


20. GLOBAL FOREST ECOSYSTEM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION DATA FOR CARBON BALANCE RESEARCH [LUYSSAERT_CARBON_FLUX]
A comprehensive global database has been assembled to quantify CO2 fluxes and pathways across different levels of integration (from photosynthesis up to net ecosystem production) in forest ecosystems. ...


21. GLOBAL VEGETATION TYPES, 1971-1982 (MATTHEWS) [VEG1X1]
The global vegetation type data of 1 x 1 degree latitude and longitude resolution were designed for use in studies of climate and climate change. Vegetation data were compiled in digital form from ...


22. PHENOREGIONS FOR MONITORING VEGETATION RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE [white_phenoregions]
The overall purpose in this research was to identify the regions of the world best suited for long-term monitoring of biospheric responses to climate change, i.e. monitoring land surface phenology. ...


23. SIB3 MODELED GLOBAL 1-DEGREE HOURLY BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE CARBON FLUX, 1998-2006 [SIB3_CARBON_FLUX]
The Simple Biosphere Model, Version 3 (SiB3) was used to produce a global data set of hourly carbon fluxes between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere for the years 1998-2006. This data set ...


24. WOODY BIOMASS FOR EASTERN U.S. FORESTS, 1983-1996 [rged_brown_biomass]
Estimates of the woody biomass density and pools were derived at the county scale of resolution of all forests of the eastern United States using new approaches for converting inventoried wood volume ...


25. Mother-Calf Vocal Communication in Atlantic walrus (Igloolik, NU, Canada) [450_0_IPEV_FR]
Atlantic walrus Mothers and Calves' vocalisations were recorded in natural context in 2006 and 2008 in the Foxe Basin, Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada. In total, 544 barks from 22 calves and 164 barks ...


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