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Sapling leaf and root traits from 6.6 km Jianfengling transect

posted on 2020-10-12, 23:07 authored by J. Aaron HoganJ. Aaron Hogan, Christopher Baraloto, Oscar Valverde-Barrantes, Han Xu, Qiong Ding
These data were collected during the summer of 2017 in Jianfengling, Hainan Island, China. Juvenile tropical trees were sampled for leaves and root systems. Leaves and root systems were scanned, dried and weighed, and morphological traits were quantified with WinFolia (for leaves) and WinRhizo (for roots). About 1 kg of surface soil was collected from the area where root systems were excavated and collected. The soil samples (300 in total) were sieved and sent for laboratory analysis by the Guangzhou Xinhua Agricultural Limited Company in Guangzhou, China.

Plant functional trait and abiotiic soil chemistry data are provided in three separate files, one for leaf traits (CHINAROOTS_Leaf Traits.csv), one for root traits (CHINAROOTS_Root Traits.csv) and one including soils data (soil300.csv). Please see: Figshare_metadata.txt for complete variables descriptions for each datafile.

see for a greater description of this research project. Address correspondence regarding these data to J. Aaron Hogan (jamesaaronhogan at gmail dot com).

This dataset is related to our article published in Annals of Forest Science (2020):
Hogan, J.A., Valverde-Barrantes, O.J., Ding, Q. et al. Morphological variation of fine root systems and leaves in primary and secondary tropical forests of Hainan Island, China. Annals of Forest Science 77, 79 (2020).


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