Vascular Plants of an Oklahoma Tallgrass Prairie


This dataset describes 12 years of vascular plant composition at the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve in Oklahoma measured at multiple spatial scales at a local level.


Dataset Location: Ecological Archives

Site Location: Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Osage County, Oklahoma (36.73o - 36.90oN, 96.32o - 96.49oW)

Sites Georeferenced: Yes

Timespan: 1998-2009

Sampling Frequency: Once annually, June

Methods: Twenty plots (100m2) with no greater than 20% cover of woody plants, standing water, or exposed rock are established randomly within the study site. Each plot has nested subplots of size 0.01, 0.1, 1, and 10m2. Plants are identifiedl, adsigned to the smallest subplot it inhabits, and estimated for total cover. Climate data and fire events are also available.

Data Collected: species, richness, scale, cover, GPS, tallest individual (grass, forb, woody plant), soil characteristics, precipitation, temperature, bison grazing, fire events

Citation: Daniel J. McGlinn, Peter G. Earls, and Michael W. Palmer. 2010. A 12-year study on the scaling of vascular plant composition in an Oklahoma tallgrass prairie. Ecology 91:1872.

Available via EcoData Retriever: Yes

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