Supplement 1. Plot descriptions and calculation of canopy N from foliar N data.

<h2>File List</h2><blockquote> <p><a href="FolNdata.txt">FolNdata.txt</a></p> </blockquote><h2>Description</h2><blockquote> <p>The file FolNdata.txt contains the full data set used in the source paper. This data set is inclusive of all independent variables, foliar N data, and species composition measurements collected at each of 75 plot locations in the Adirondack Park. The combination of the foliar N data and the relative species abundance data are used to make the canopy N measurement at each plot. The user should note the following.</p> (1) Documented forest disturbance events are coded as: <blockquote> <p>1, selective logging prior to 1916<br> 2, clearcut logging prior to 1916<br> 3, clearcut logging and fire prior to 1916<br> 4, moderate (25–50%) canopy loss in a 1950 blowdown event<br> 5, severe (50–100%) canopy loss in a 1950 blowdown event<br> 6, moderate (30–60%) canopy loss in a 1995 blowdown event<br> 7, moderate or intenseley damaged (10-64% canopy loss) in a 1998 ice storm event</p> </blockquote> <p>(2) A look-up table for description of the bedrock types is available at <a href="http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/data/bedrock.txt">www.nysm.nysed.gov/data/bedrock.txt</a></p> <p>(3) Species abbreviations follow the convention of USDA species code (http://plants.usda.gov) and generally are the first two letters of the genus and first two letters of the species.</p> <p>(4) Canopy N values for two plots with "no data" for Soam represent the weighted average from all other species in the plot. Soam (Mountain-ash) leaf samples collected in these two plots were lost during sample processing. </p> </blockquote>