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LBA-ECO ND-04 Termite Mound and Soil Characterization, Amazonas, Brazil: 1999-2001

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Data setLBA-ECO ND-04 Termite Mound and Soil Characterization, Amazonas, Brazil: 1999-2001
Release date2012-03-29
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1999-12-15 to 2002-06-26


This data set reports the results of a comprehensive study of mound building termites at the Embrapa research station in the Distrito Agropecuario da SUFRAMA, located at km 53 of the federal highway BR 174 outside Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Study areas included a primary forest site, an adjacent 7-8 year old secondary forest site, and two abandoned pasture sites which were being used for agroforest purposes. Reported are (1) the termite species occurrence and areal abundance of mounds, (2) characterization of the mound soil microbiological community, root biomass, seedling emergence success, soil respiration, nitrogen mineralization, and (3) the characterization of the termite mound soil physical, chemical, and hydraulic properties. Analyses were also performed on samples from adjacent control soils for comparison. This data set contains 15 comma-delimited data files.


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Ackerman, I. 2012. LBA-ECO ND-04 Termite Mound and Soil Characterization, Amazonas, Brazil: 1999-2001. 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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  • Ackerman_dissertation_2006.pdf
  • ND04_Termite_Mounds.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Termite_mound_seedling_experiment.csv 8.4 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30
Water_stable_aggregates_data.csv 3.9 KB 2001-05-01 - 2001-06-30
Soil_resistance_all.csv 10.3 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30
Water_retention_curve_data.csv 2.5 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30
Termite_mound_soil_chemistry_and_respiration_rates.csv 8.4 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30
Soda_lime_data.csv 15.3 KB 2002-06-04 - 2002-06-26
Termite_mound_area_and_abundance.csv 20.9 KB 2000-04-01
Soil_infiltration.csv 1.4 KB 2000-09-05
Termite_mound_soil_physical_characteristics.csv 5.2 KB 2000-07-13 - 2000-09-05
Microbial_groups.csv 12.2 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30
Termite_mound_N_mineralization.csv 14.2 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30
Soil_hydrophobicity.csv 5.3 KB 2001-05-01 - 2001-05-30
Termite_mound_root_density.csv 2.8 KB 2001-06-26
Soil_texture_all.csv 6.8 KB 2000-05-01 - 2000-08-04
Land_use_species_composition.csv 24.3 KB 1999-12-15 - 2001-11-30

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