Vegetation cover on the research plots of the RTG2300 in Lower Saxony in spring 2020


Vegetation cover was visually estimated on the plots of the research project RTG2300 between Mid May and Early June 2020 using the Braun-Blanquet method (Braun-Blanquet 1951). Subplots of 100m² size were established in the southeastern corner of the plots. Cover of all plant species was estimated in discrete steps of 10% (10% to 100% cover) 1 % (1% to 10% cover). Cover estimates between 0.5% and 0.99% were recorded as '+' and cover estimates below 0.5% were recorded with an 'r'. Plant cover in four different layers (tree, shrub, herb and moss) was estimated. Within each layer, cover of all individual plant species and cover of all plants combined ('layer_total') was estimated. Due to overlap of some species, cover of all individual species does not sum up to the layer total. For the moss layer only the layer total was estimated and no identification of individual moss species was done.

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Creator Seinsche, Alexander; Glatthorn, Jonas
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, 316045089; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, GRK 2300
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3355 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (9.281W, 51.665S, 10.814E, 53.201N); Germany
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-05-25T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-06-23T00:00:00Z