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Research Project: Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Data set on the effects of conifer control and slash burning on soil carbon, total N, organic matter and extractable micro-nutrients

Author
item Bates, Jonathan - Jon
item Davies, Kirk

Submitted to: Data in Brief
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2017
Publication Date: 10/5/2017
Citation: Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W. 2017. Data set on the effects of conifer control and slash burning on soil carbon, total N, organic matter and extractable micro-nutrients. Data in Brief. 14:515-523. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.08.004.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.08.004

Interpretive Summary: Data presented in this article are growing season availability of soil micronutrients and levels of total soil carbon, organic matter, and N spanning a six year period following conifer reduction by mechanical cutting and prescribed fire of western juniper woodlands in southeast Oregon. These will enable additional multivariate analysis linking soil resources to successional vegetation dynamics in sagebrush steppe plant communities. This is a unique and long-term dataset of soil nutrient availability and soil carbon (SC), soil organic matter (SOM), and total nitrogen (TSN) after various juniper reduction treatments. The dataset will be useful to researchers comparing short versus longer-term micro-nutrient availabilities following mechanical and prescribed fire disturbance in sagebrush steppe plant communities invaded by conifers.

Technical Abstract: Conifer control in sagebrush steppe of the western United States causes various levels of site disturbance influencing vegetation recovery and resource availability. The data presented in this article are growing season availability of soil micronutrients and levels of total soil carbon, organic matter, and N spanning a six year period following tree reduction by mechanical cutting and prescribed fire of western juniper woodlands in southeast Oregon. These data are provided to enable additional multivariate analysis linking soil resources to successional vegetation dynamics in sagebrush steppe plant communities. This is a unique and long-term dataset of soil nutrient availability and soil carbon (SC), soil organic matter (SOM), and total nitrogen (TSN) after various juniper reduction treatments which are lacking in the literature. The dataset would be useful to researchers comparing short versus longer-term micro-nutrient availabilities following mechanical and prescribed fire disturbance in sagebrush steppe plant communities invaded by conifers.