Leaf mass area, Feb2016-May2016, PA-SLZ, PA-PNM, PA-BCI: Panama

Author(s): Ely K; Rogers A; Serbin S; Wu J; Wolfe B; Dickman T; Collins A; Detto M; Grossiord C; McDowell N; Michaletz S

Dataset Information


Site Name: Barro Colorado Island (BCI); Parque Natural Metropolitano; Bosque Protector San Lorenzo (Fort Sherman)

Variables: Leaf mass area

Date Range: Feb. 13, 2016 - May 4, 2016

Description: This data package contains leaf mass data per unit area measured on a monthly basis from February to April, 2016, at the Bosque Protector San Lorenzo (PA-SLZ) and Parque Natural Metropolitano (PA-PNM) sites in Panama. Data from the Barro Colorado Island (PA-BCI) site are only available for March. This data was collected as part of the 2016 El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) campaign. Included in this data package are an Excel file with data (2016ENSO_Panama_LMA1) and two Excel files with associated metadata. Also included is a Word document (Metadata_description_2016_ENSO_Panama) with details such as data collection methods, equipment used, and site information. See related datasets for further sample details, leaf water potential, leaf spectra, gas exchange and leaf chemistry. VERSION 2 update. The identification of a species from the PNM site has been corrected as follows: the identification of the tree initially identified as Pseudosamanea guachapele (ALBIED) has been revised to Albizia adinocephala (ALBIAD). The updated data package includes revised data, metadata and protocol documents updated to reflect this change.


Methods Description: Refer to "Metadata_description_2016_ENSO_Panama" and for data collection workflow and protocol. QA/QC was undertaken to check: sample IDs have correct format and are unique; species codes are valid; data are within reasonable range; samples are cross referenced against those in related data sets

Access Level: Public

Originating Institution(s): Brookhaven National Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory; STRI

Sponsor Organization(s): U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Contact: Ely, Kim - Brookhaven National Laboratory (kely@bnl.gov)

Data Download

Version: 2

Dataset Citation: Ely K; Rogers A; Serbin S; Wu J; Wolfe B; Dickman T; Collins A; Detto M; Grossiord C; McDowell N; Michaletz S (2022): Leaf mass area, Feb2016-May2016, PA-SLZ, PA-PNM, PA-BCI: Panama. 2. NGEE Tropics Data Collection. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.15486/ngt/1411973

Acknowledgement: This research was supported as part of NGEE-Tropics, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under contract no. DE-SC0012704.

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1. Serbin, S.P., Wu, J., Ely, K.S., Kruger, E.L., Townsend, P.A., Meng, R., Wolfe, Brett T., Chlus, A., Wand, Z., and A. Rogers (2019), From the Arctic to the tropics: multi‐biome prediction of leaf mass per area using leaf reflectance, New Phytologist. DOI:10.1111/nph.16123.

2. Dickman et al, 2019. Homeostatic maintenance of non-structural carbohydrates during the 2015-2016 El Niño drought across a tropical forest precipitation gradient
Journal: Plant, Cell & Environment, DOI: 10.1111/pce.13501