|Exp||name of the experiment|
one or more experimental plantations co-ordinated by the same research group/institute (e.g., BIOTREE, FORBIO, IDENT)
|SubExp||name of the sub-experiment.|
one or more experimental plantations with a similar design/goal and co-ordinated by the same research group/institute (e.g., BIOTREE-SPECIES, BIOTREE-FD)
|Site||name of the site|
an individual experimental plantation (e.g., FORBIO – Zedelgem) within an experiment (FORBIO)
boreal, Mediterranean, temperate, subtropical, tropical - based on Olson et al. (2001), data from http://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/terrestrial-ecoregions-of-the-world
|Lat||latitude||in decimal degrees|
|Lon||longitude||in decimal degrees|
|Alt||altitude of the site||in masl|
Af = equatorial fully humid, Am = equatorial monsonal, As = equatorial summer dry, Aw = equatorial winter dry, Cfa = warm temperate fully humid hot summer, Cfb = warm temperate fully humid warm summer, Csa = warm temperate summer dry hot summer, Dfb = snow fully humid warm summer, Dfc = snow fully humid cool summer - data from http://koeppen-geiger.vu-wien.ac.at/present.htm
|TempGlob||annual mean temperature (global data)|
in °C - data from http://www.worldclim.org/current, WorldClim, 2.5 arc-minutes resolution, BIOCLIM - BIO1 = Annual Mean Temperature
|PrecGlob||annual precipitation (global data)|
in mm - data from http://www.worldclim.org/current, WorldClim, 2.5 arc-minutes resolution - BIOCLIM - BIO12 = Annual Precipitation
|TempLoc||mean annual temperature (local data)||in °C|
|PrecLoc||mean annual precipitation (local data)||in mm|
|FLU||former land use|
land use before the site was planted with trees for the experiment
|Size||surface area of the site||in m²|
|PlantYear||year of planting|
|Design||the overall design of the experiment||e.g., latin square, randomized block design, split-plot design|
|Blocks||number of blocks|
|Plots||number of plots|
|PlotSize||size of a plot||in m²|
|PlotShape||shape of the plots||hexagonal, rectangular, square|
the diversity variable(s) included in the design of the experiment
EV = evenness, FD = functional diversity, GD = genetic diversity, OD = diversity in geographic origin or provenance, PD = phylogenetic diversity, SR = species richness
|EV||levels of evenness|
levels of functional diversity or description of FD aspect considered
|- means FD is not part of the design|
levels of genetic diversity or description of GD aspect considered
|- means GD is not part of the design|
levels of diversity in geographic origin/provenance or description of OD aspect considered
|- means OD is not part of the design|
levels of phylogenetic diversity or description of PD aspect considered
|- means PD is not part of the design|
|SR||levels of species richness||- means SR is not part of the design|
|Mixtures||number of different mixtures / assemblages|
|Replication||the experimental factors that are replicated|
s: each level of species richness is replicated with different species mixtures (at some sites except the highest level).
f: each level of functional group richness is replicated with different species mixtures.
m: each particular species mixture (= individual species composition or assemblage) is replicated identically.
c: each level of clone diversity is replicated with different clone mixtures.
cm: each particular clone mixture (= individual clone composition) is replicated identically.
FD: each level of FD is replicated with different species mixtures.
dom: each dominance level (Simplex-design) is replicated with identical species mixture.
den: each dominance treatment is planted in high and low density.
g: each level of generic diversity is replicated with different species mixtures.
h: each level of height diversity is replicated with different species mixtures.
mb: individual species mixtures are replicated only at the highest diversity level, but not at lower diversity levels.
|mk: mixture replicated in smaller plots|
|Replicates||number of replicates per mixture or assemblage|
|Species||number of species planted at the site|
|Provenances||number of provenances planted at the site|
|Treatment||additional experimental treatments|
e.g., fertilization, management (pruning, thinning), stem density, water availability
|PlantAge||age of the saplings at planting||in year|
|PlantDistance||distance between the planted saplings||in m|
|PlantScheme||spatial pattern of the planted saplings||hexagonal, rectangular, staggered rows, square, triangular|
|PlantDesign||within-plot planting design|
patchwise, regular alternate, stem-wise randomisation, systematic
|Extra||additional design info|
|= needs to be filled out by PI experiment|