Root, stem, and leaf traits and relationships with soil nutrients

Plant trait variation - we sampled forest composition at local and national scales in New Zealand rain forests and matched composition to trait values and soil chemistry.

The data support an article in Journal of Ecology: Kramer-Walter KR, Bellingham PJ, Millar TR, Smissen RD, Richardson SJ, Laughlin DC. 2016. Root traits are multidimensional: specific root length is independent from root tissue density and the plant economic spectrum. Journal of Ecology (doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12562).

These resources (data files) represent snapshots of data extracted from the National Vegetation Databank (NVS) for analysis supporting this manuscript. NVS is a living database, and data are subject to error correction and other amendments over time. The most current version of these data can be requested via the NVS website by searching for the datasets, “NZ Indigenous Carbon Monitoring System: Main 2002-2007” (a subset of all plots were used in this study), “Puketi 2011” and “Puketi Traitspace 2012”.

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Author Kramer-Walter, Kris R. & Bellingham, Peter J. & Millar, Timothy R. & Smissen, Rob D. & Richardson, Sarah J. & Laughlin, Daniel C.
Maintainer Peter Bellingham
Maintainer Email Peter Bellingham
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Jurisdiction New Zealand
Language English
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Record created April 10, 2017, Last Updated August 11, 2017