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SPRUCE Epiphytic Lichen Annual Biomass Growth in Experimental Plots, 2013-2016


This data set provides annual biomass growth rates of epiphytic lichen transplants in the SPRUCE experimental plots at the S1 Bog of the Marcell Experimental Forest. Epiphytic lichens (Evernia mesomorpha, a boreal forest indicator species) were collected at S1 Bog outside the experimental enclosures and mounted on Picea mariana branches inside the 10 experimental enclosures and the 2 ambient plots without enclosures using transplant techniques. Lichen transplants were weighed annually, in August of 2013-2016, to measure biomass growth rates as a function of experimental temperature and CO2 treatments.


Smith, R. J., P. R. Nelson, S. Jovan, P. J. Hanson, and B. McCune. 2018. SPRUCE Epiphytic Lichen Annual Biomass Growth in Experimental Plots, 2013-2016. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.




Wednesday, March 14, 2018

SPRUCE ID: spruce.048


Lichen installed on Picea branch

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