SPRUCE Pretreatment Plant Tissue Analyses, 2009 through 2013

This data set reports the results of elemental analyses of foliar and stem/woody twig plant tissues collected at the SPRUCE site in 2009, 2012, and 2013. Samples were obtained at various locations around the S1 Bog and from within the developing experimental treatment plots. These are pretreatment vegetation samples, collected prior to initiation of the SPRUCE experiment heating and elevated CO2 treatments.

The experimental work was conducted in a Picea mariana [black spruce] – Sphagnum spp. bog forest in northern Minnesota, 40 km north of Grand Rapids, in the USDA Forest Service Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF).

Citation: 

Phillips, J.R., D.J. Brice, P.J. Hanson, J. Childs, C.M. Iversen, R.J. Norby, and J.M. Warren. 2017. SPRUCE Pretreatment Plant Tissue Analyses, 2009 through 2013. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/spruce.038

Pretreatment vegetation samples were collected prior to initiation of the SPRUCE experiment heating and elevated CO2 treatments.