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SPRUCE Outflow Total Mercury and Methylmercury from Experimental Plots, Beginning in 2017
This data set reports the results of total mercury and methylmercury analyses of the chemical analyses of outflow samples from the SPRUCE experimental study plots located in the S1-Bog. Sample collection and analyses started in April of 2017 and will continue for the duration of the experiment. Data will be added to this data set and released to the public periodically as quality assurance and publication of results are accomplished.
SPRUCE Porewater Total Mercury and Methylmercury from Experimental Plots, Beginning in 2016
This data set reports the results of total mercury and methylmercury analyses of porewater samples from the SPRUCE experimental study plots located in the S1-Bog. Sample collection and analyses started in June of 2016 and will continue for the duration of the experiment. Data will be added to this data set and released to the public periodically as quality assurance and publication of results are accomplished.
SPRUCE Fungal Necromass Litter Bag Decomposition Study in SPRUCE Experimental Plots, 2016-2018
This data set provided the results of a 2-year fungal necromass litter bag decomposition study at the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments (SPRUCE) experiment in the Marcell Experimental Forest in northern Minnesota, USA. Necromass from four mycorrhizal fungal species that naturally occur and associate with either the ectomycorrhizal (EM) tree hosts or ericoid mycorrhizal (ERM) shrubs in the S1 Bog site and vary in melanin content (Cenococcum geophilum Fr., Suillus grisellus, Meliniomyces bicolor, and Oideodendron griseum) were incubated in situ in SPRUCE experimental treatment chambers for 3, 12, and 24 months duration beginning in June of 2016 and ending in June of 2018. Analyses of the necromass included pre-incubation chemistry and post-incubation mass loss and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy of remaining fungal necromass.
SPRUCE: Vegetation Community Survey Data from SPRUCE Experimental Plots, 2014-2018
This dataset provides vegetation survey data collected across vegetation community plots within the 10 chambered treatment plots (6, 19, 11, 20, 4, 13, 8, 16, 10, 17) and 3 unchambered ambient plots (7, 14, 21) of the SPRUCE experiment project in 2014-2018. The vegetation community plots, three in each experimental plot, were established in 2014 and designated to be undisturbed and reserved for long-term sampling. Vegetation survey data were collected at the peak of each growing season by placing a 1x2 meter rectangular grid over each community plot. The 1x2 meter grid is subset into 50 20x20 cm grid cells. Observations are of the presence of each species in each grid cell for each subplot. Beginning in 2018, shrub stem density was counted and percent shrub cover was estimated in five selected grid cells in each vegetation community plot. Also included are photographs of each community plot taken at the time of data collection for each measurement year.