General Site Information
Site ID:US-UMd
Site Name:UMBS Disturbance
Tower Team: PI: Christopher Gough <> - Virginia Commonwealth University
PI: Gil Bohrer <> - Ohio State University
PI: Peter Curtis <> - Ohio State University
DataManager: Callie Kleinke <> - Ohio State University
DataManager: Yang Ju <> - Ohio State University
Affiliate: Chris Vogel <> - University of Michigan
Elevation (m):239
NetworkAmeriFlux, Phenocam
IGBP:DBF (Deciduous Broadleaf Forests: Lands dominated by woody vegetation with a percent cover >60% and height exceeding 2 meters. Consists of broadleaf tree communities with an annual cycle of leaf-on and leaf-off periods.)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):5.83
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):803
Data Products: FLUXNET2015 Dataset
Data Availability: FLUXNET2015:   8 years (Duration: 2007 - 2014)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2604 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440101
Description:The UMBS Disturbance site is an artificial disturbance site that has recently been created as part of the Forest Accelerate Succession ExperimenT (FASET). In Spring 2008, every aspen and birch tree (>6,700, ~35% canopy LAI), the dominant early successional trees, were girdled over 39 ha of the FASET treatment plot to stimulate a disturbance that will move the forest into a later successional stage, dominated by maples, oaks, and white pine. This treatment caused aspen and birch mortality within 2 - 3 years. As a result of the changed canopy structure, there is a divergence in net ecosystem exchange between the control plot (enhanced carbon uptake) and the treatment plot (reduced carbon uptake).
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