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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Jasper Ridge Woody Plant Community Database

William K. Cornwell* & David Ackerly

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00220

*Corresponding author contact: wcornwell@gmail.com

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 433–433, Sep 12
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Keywords: California; chapparal; trait; woody plant.


Abstract: We sampled environmental variables and woody plant communities in 44 20x20-meter plots across the varied topography of a coastal California landscape. We characterized abundance of woody species in terms of cover, number of individuals, and diameter at breast height for large trees. We also measured 14 leaf, stem, and root traits for 54 woody plant species, including detailed intraspecific data for two traits with the goal of understanding the connection between traits and assembly processes in a variety of environmental conditions. Vegetation types in this dataset range from riparian forest to oak woodland to chaparral, with a dramatic gradient in the stature of the canopy. This report describes the available content in the Jasper Ridge Woody Plant Community Database (GIVD ID NA-US-003).

Suggested citation:
Cornwell, W.K., Ackerly, D. (2012): Jasper Ridge Woody Plant Community Database. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 433–433. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00220.