Soil Biota Responses to Short-Term Soil Manipulation Experiment

Summary

Abstract: 

A short-term soil manipulation experiment has been conducted as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. The response of soil organisms (nematodes, rotifers and tardigrades) to the treatments is monitored by sampling soil following various treatment applications. Samples were taken on November 13, 1995, November 17, 1995, November 24, 1995 and December 11, 1995.

Date Range: 

Monday, November 13, 1995 to Monday, December 11, 1995

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Variables: 

LOCATION
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of area where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
SAMPLE #
  • Label:
  • Definition: Sample ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE OF ORGANISM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Family associated with organism
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • Nematode = Nematode
    • Rotifer = Rotifer
    • Tardigrade = Tardigrade
  • Missing values: None specified
SPECIES
  • Label:
  • Definition: Species found in soil
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • Scottnema = Scottnema
    • Eudorylaimus = Eudorylaimus
    • Plectus = Plectus
    • Combined = all three species
    • Unknown = Unknown
  • Missing values: None specified
SEX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Gender of organism (male vs. female)
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • Female = Females
    • Male = Males
    • Combined = males and females
    • Undetermined = Undetermined Sex
  • Missing values: None specified
LIVE/DEAD/COMBINED
  • Label:
  • Definition: Survival Status (living, dead, or both)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
ADULT/JUVENILE/COMBINED
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maturity (adult, juvenile, or both)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TOTAL (#/KG DRY SOIL)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of organisms found per Kilogram of dry soil
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/kg dry soil
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was stored
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/f9c170a2638ba21e5b861ebf09134eba

Short name: 

9511stwo

Data set ID: 

225
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Data Manager