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Title: Final Harvest of Above-Ground Biomass and Allometric Analysis of the Aspen FACE Experiment

Abstract

The Aspen FACE experiment, located at the US Forest Service Harshaw Research Facility in Oneida County, Wisconsin, exposes the intact canopies of model trembling aspen forests to increased concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and O3. The first full year of treatments was 1998 and final year of elevated CO2 and O3 treatments is scheduled for 2009. This proposal is to conduct an intensive, analytical harvest of the above-ground parts of 24 trees from each of the 12, 30 m diameter treatment plots (total of 288 trees) during June, July & August 2009. This above-ground harvest will be carefully coordinated with the below-ground harvest proposed by D.F. Karnosky et al. (2008 proposal to DOE). We propose to dissect harvested trees according to annual height growth increment and organ (main stem, branch orders, and leaves) for calculation of above-ground biomass production and allometric comparisons among aspen clones, species, and treatments. Additionally, we will collect fine root samples for DNA fingerprinting to quantify biomass production of individual aspen clones. This work will produce a thorough characterization of above-ground tree and stand growth and allocation above ground, and, in conjunction with the below ground harvest, total tree and stand biomass production, allocation, and allometry.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDA Forest Service
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1073624
Report Number(s):
DOE-USFS-NRS-64717
DOE Contract Number:  
AI02-09ER64717
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CO2; Carbon Dioxide; Ozone; Global Change; FACE

Citation Formats

Mark E. Kubiske. Final Harvest of Above-Ground Biomass and Allometric Analysis of the Aspen FACE Experiment. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1073624.
Mark E. Kubiske. Final Harvest of Above-Ground Biomass and Allometric Analysis of the Aspen FACE Experiment. United States. doi:10.2172/1073624.
Mark E. Kubiske. Mon . "Final Harvest of Above-Ground Biomass and Allometric Analysis of the Aspen FACE Experiment". United States. doi:10.2172/1073624. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1073624.
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abstractNote = {The Aspen FACE experiment, located at the US Forest Service Harshaw Research Facility in Oneida County, Wisconsin, exposes the intact canopies of model trembling aspen forests to increased concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and O3. The first full year of treatments was 1998 and final year of elevated CO2 and O3 treatments is scheduled for 2009. This proposal is to conduct an intensive, analytical harvest of the above-ground parts of 24 trees from each of the 12, 30 m diameter treatment plots (total of 288 trees) during June, July & August 2009. This above-ground harvest will be carefully coordinated with the below-ground harvest proposed by D.F. Karnosky et al. (2008 proposal to DOE). We propose to dissect harvested trees according to annual height growth increment and organ (main stem, branch orders, and leaves) for calculation of above-ground biomass production and allometric comparisons among aspen clones, species, and treatments. Additionally, we will collect fine root samples for DNA fingerprinting to quantify biomass production of individual aspen clones. This work will produce a thorough characterization of above-ground tree and stand growth and allocation above ground, and, in conjunction with the below ground harvest, total tree and stand biomass production, allocation, and allometry.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Mon Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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