Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) and black spruce (Picea mariana Mill.) soil incubation decomposition data (mesocosm study)


To test the effect of biodiversity on decomposition and enzyme activities, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) and black spruce (Picea mariana Mill.) litter was inoculated with mixtures of one, two, four, or eight fungi from a pool of 16 fungi that had been isolated from a boreal forest in Alaska. Total CO2 release and the activities of b-glucosidase, which targets cellulose, and polyphenol oxidase, which targets lignin and other recalcitrant phenolic compounds, were observed across the range of species numbers in the mixtures.

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Creator LeBauer, David
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2017
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9395 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-145.733 LON, 63.917 LAT); Alaska, USA
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-11-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-02-28T00:00:00Z