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LBA-ECO LC-05 Biomass and Soil Properties of Fragmented Forests, Amazonas, Brazil

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-05 Biomass and Soil Properties of Fragmented Forests, Amazonas, Brazil
Release date2011-09-23
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1987-01-01 to 2001-05-05


This data set reports (1) total aboveground dry biomass based on detailed estimates of all live and dead plant material, (2) results from repeated surveys of aboveground biomass allowing the calculation of above-ground productivity, and (3) soil chemical and physical characteristics for 50 1-ha plots of undisturbed and fragmented central Amazonian rainforest within the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) study area. The reported data are plot-level summaries based on plant and soil samples and measurements obtained over the 1997 to 2001 timeframe. The BDFFP study area is an experimentally fragmented landscape spanning 1,000 km2 located 70-90 km north of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. For additional information about the BDFFP and research conducted at the site, please visit their web site at There are six comma-separated ASCII data files with this data set.


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Nascimento, H.E.M., and W.F. Laurance. 2011. LBA-ECO LC-05 Biomass and Soil Properties of Fragmented Forests, Amazonas, Brazil. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere : The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) is an intensive scientific investigation of the tropical rainforest of Brazil and portions of adjacent countries. Like FIFE and BOREAS, this project uses intensive remote-sensing techniques and ground-based experiments to investigate the atmosphere-biosphere-hydrosphere dynamics of this large tropical region. The LBA Project encompasses several scientific disciplines, or components. The LBA-ECO component focuses on the question: "How do tropical forest conversion, regrowth, and selective logging influence carbon storage, nutrient dynamics, trace gas fluxes, and the prospect for sustainable land use in Amazonia?"

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
LC05_BDFF_Biomass_Census_Data_1980-1997.csv 8.9 KB 1987-01-01 - 2001-05-05
LC05_BDFF_Necromass.csv 6.4 KB 1987-01-01 - 2001-05-05
LC05_BDFF_Biomass_Fluxes.csv 11.2 KB 1987-01-01 - 2001-05-05
LC05_BDFF_Large_Tree_Biomass.csv 8.7 KB 1987-01-01 - 2001-05-05
LC05_BDFF_Small_Tree_Biomass.csv 5.4 KB 1987-01-01 - 2001-05-05
LC05_BDFF_Soil_Characteristics.csv 17.5 KB 1987-01-01 - 2001-05-05


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