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SPRUCE Porewater Chemistry Data for Experimental Plots Beginning in 2013
This data set reports the chemistry of porewater in the SPRUCE plots located in the S1 bog. Sample collection and analyses started in August of 2013 and will continue for the duration of the experiment. Results will be added to this data set and released to the public periodically as quality assurance and publication of results are accomplished.
These data are the pre- and post-treatment data from the warming and elevated CO2 treatments associated with the SPRUCE experiment. There are 10 experimental plots in SPRUCE: 5 temperature treatments (+0, +2.25, +4.5, +6.75, +9°C) at ambient CO2, and the same 5 temperature treatments at elevated CO2 (+500 ppm). There are 7 additional ambient plots without experimental enclosures, and thus a total of 17 plots.
SPRUCE S1 Bog Porewater, Groundwater, and Stream Chemistry Data: 2011-2013
This data set reports the chemistry of S1 Bog porewater, outlet stream water, and groundwater from upland wells from 2011 through 2013. These data provide information for studies of the biogeochemical status of the bog and surrounding groundwater aquifer.
The data have been analyzed and reported on in the following paper: Griffiths, N.A. and S.D. Sebestyen. 2016. Dynamic vertical profiles of peat porewater chemistry in a northern peatland. Wetlands, 36:1119–1130, DOI 10.1007/s13157-016-0829-5
SPRUCE Deep Peat Heat (DPH) Metagenomes for Peat Samples Collected June 2015
This data set provides links to the results of metagenomic analyses of 38 peat core samples collected on 16 June 2015 from SPRUCE experiment treatment plots after approximately one year of belowground heating. These metagenomes are archived in the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) system and are available at the accession numbers provided in the accompanying inventory file.
SPRUCE Whole Ecosystems Warming (WEW) Environmental Data Beginning August 2015
This data set provides the environmental measurements collected during the implementation of operational methods to achieve both deep soil heating (0-3 m) and whole-ecosystem warming (WEW) appropriate to the scale of tall-stature, high-carbon, boreal forest peatlands. The methods were developed to allow scientists to provide a plausible set of ecosystem warming scenarios within which immediate and longer term (one decade) responses of organisms (microbes to trees) and ecosystem functions (carbon, water and nutrient cycles) could be measured. Elevated CO2 was also incorporated to test how temperature responses may be modified by atmospheric CO2 effects on carbon cycle processes.