Vegetation cover during experimental drought and restoration in a coastal prairie in Santa Cruz, CA, USA in 2019


The average cover values of all plant species within experimental treatment plots of restored, unrestored, droughted and ambient rainfall plots from 2021. Data was taken using a modified Braun-Blanquet visual survey in six 0.25 m² quadrats to account for variation within a plot and eventually used to calculate the relative cover within a plot, therefore the total cover of each plot may exceed 100%. Thatch thickness refers to the height of litter from the soil surface.

Unique identifer for every plot. The first letter: P represents restored plots and I represents unrestored plots; The second letter: S represents drought, and C represents ambient weather conditions). The number is the replicate number of a given treatment combination.

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Creator Luong, Justin C
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 6263 data points
Discipline Biospheric Sciences; Ecology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-122.063 LON, 36.952 LAT); California, USA