Soil Properties Effects on Soil Biota

Summary

Abstract: 

Investigation of the effect of short-term variation in soil moisture and soil temperature on nematode anhydrobiosis as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. The percent of anhydrobiotic (coiled) nematodes with relation to soil moisture, temperature, and salinity was determined. The study began in the austral summer of 1996/1997.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1997
Data Citation
Wall, D., Virginia, R.A. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Soil Properties Effects on Soil Biota . Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/dffe9cb5377497359b39cd226c8ea6a3. Dataset accessed 21 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Soil properties effects on soil biota data units and spreadsheet column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

LOCATION
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of area where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SAMPLE #
  • Label:
  • Definition: ID associated with transect, sampling location
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE OF ORGANISM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Family associated with organism
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SPECIES
  • Label:
  • Definition: Species found in soil
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SEX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Gender of organism (male vs. female)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LIVE/DEAD/COMBINED
  • Label:
  • Definition: Survival Status (living, dead, or both)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
ADULT/JUVENILE/COMBINED
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maturity (adult, juvenile, or both)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TOTAL (#/KG DRY SOIL)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of organisms found in that category
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/KG DRY SOIL
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was stored
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

spwo.csv (324.84 KB)

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Short name: 

spwo

Dataset ID: 

248
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