Vascular plant species richness along a climate and land-use gradient in Mongolian rangelands in 2014 and 2015


The data set features the species richness of vascular plants along a 600km long gradient Mongolian rangeland vegetation. The data was collected to study the role of climatic variability for the effects of grazing in rangelands. 15 sites were selected across a 600 km long precipitation gradient in Central Mongolia. At each site, 5 subplots were sampled within each distance of 50m, 150m, 350, 750m and 1500m to a grazing hotspot. The 375 plots with 10 m x 10 m were visited in 2014 and resampled in 2015. More information is available in the corresponding paper.

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Creator Ahlborn, Julian ; Römermann, Christine; Wesche, Karsten; von Wehrden, Henrik
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3750 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (103.600W, 43.511S, 106.837E, 48.155N); Mongolia
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-06-21T20:14:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-08-19T20:15:00Z