|Title||A comprehensive data acquisition and management system for an ecosystem-scale peatland warming and elevated CO2 experiment|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Krassovski M.B, Riggs J.S, Hook L.A, Nettles W.R, Hanson PJ, Boden T.A|
|Journal||Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems|
|Pagination||203 - 213|
Ecosystem-scale manipulation experiments represent large science investments that require well-designed data acquisition and management systems to provide reliable, accurate information to project participants and third party users. The SPRUCE project (Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change, http://mnspruce.ornl.gov) is such an experiment funded by the Department of Energy's (DOE), Office of Science, Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) Program. The SPRUCE experimental mission is to assess ecosystem-level biological responses of vulnerable, high carbon terrestrial ecosystems to a range of climate warming manipulations and an elevated CO2 atmosphere. SPRUCE provides a platform for testing mechanisms controlling the vulnerability of organisms, biogeochemical processes, and ecosystems to climatic change (e.g., thresholds for organism decline or mortality, limitations to regeneration, biogeochemical limitations to productivity, and the cycling and release of CO2 and CH4 to the atmosphere). The SPRUCE experiment will generate a wide range of continuous and discrete measurements.
|Short Title||Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst.|