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Title: AmeriFlux US-Slt Silas Little- New Jersey

This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site US-Slt Silas Little- New Jersey. Site Description - Wildfires, prescribed fires, insect defoliation events and windstorms are the common disturbances in the NJ Pinelands. The oak-dominated forest at Silas Little Experimental Forest was most recently defoliated by Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) in 2006 to 2008, with complete defoliation occuring in 2007. Following this multi-year defoliation event, oak mortality was significant, and resulted in the death of approximately 20 % of the overstory oaks, and a similar reduction in stand biomass. Previous disturbances have included windstorms and earlier Gypsy moth defoliation events in the 1990's. The last major wildfire to occur at and near the Experimental Forest was in 1963. Since then, a number of prescribed fires have been conducted in the vicinity of the Silas Little flux site.
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Related Information: KL Clark, N Skowronski, M Gallagher, H Renninger, and K Schäfer. 2014. Contrasting Effects of Invasive Insects and Fire on Ecosystem Water Use Efficiency. Biogeosciences 11, 6509-6523. N Skowronski,KL Clark, M Gallagher, M., RA Birdsey, J Hom. 2014. Airborne laser scanner-assisted estimation of aboveground biomass change in a temperate oak-pine forest. Remote Sensing of Environment 151, 166-174. H Renninger, N Carlo, K Clark, KVR Schäfer. 2014. Modeling respiration from snags and coarse woody debris before and after an invasive gypsy moth disturbance. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119, 630-644. N Skowronski, K Clark, R Nelson, J Hom, M Patterson. 2007. Remotely sensed measurements of forest structure and fuel loads in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Remote Sensing of Environment 108 (2), 123-129. KL Clark, N Skowronski, M Gallagher, H Renninger, K Schäfer. 2012. Effects of invasive insects and fire on forest energy exchange and evapotranspiration in the New Jersey pinelands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 166, 50-61. KL Clark, N Skowronski, J Hom. 2010. Invasive insects impact forest carbon dynamics. Global Change Biology 16 (1), 88-101.
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AmeriFlux; USDA Forest Service
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USDA/Forest Service
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United States