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


DatasetLBA-ECO ND-04 Termite Mound and Soil Characterization, Amazonas, Brazil: 1999-2001
Release date2012-03-29
Time period1999-12-15 to 2002-06-26

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Downloads192012-05-302017-11-07262 total files downloaded


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

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  • Ackerman_dissertation_2006.pdf
  • ND04_Termite_Mounds.pdf