Datasets

  • TRAMM project - experimental hydrological and hydrogeological dataset of a la...

    Rufiberg is a pre-alpine meadow site in Switzerland where shallow landslides have been observed after past intense rain storms. In order to assess the triggering mechanisms of...
  • 10-HS Pfynwald

    Continuous measurement of soil water content at 10 and 80 cm depth (3 replications) with 10-HS soil moisture probes (Decagon Incorporation, Pullman, WA, USA). Purpose:...
  • Passive sampling of O3 LWF

    Measuring air pollutants in forests is important for evaluating the risk for vegetation in areas not covered by conventional air quality monitoring networks. Ozone measurements...
  • Soil matrix chemistry LWF

    Assessment of several chemical soil parameters at the beginning of the monitoring campaign. Most parameters were determined accordung to the manual of ICP-Integrated-Monitoring....
  • Soil morphology LWF

    Description of several morphological soil properties at the beginning of the monitoring campaign. The properties were described for all genetic horizons in soil pits if possible...
  • Stem count of young forest

    191# Number of regeneration trees starting at 10 cm tall up to 11.9 cm dbh recorded in NFI’s regeneration survey. Citation: Abegg, M.; Brändli, U.-B.; Cioldi, F.; Fischer,...
  • Manual circumference band measurement LWF

    Tree circumference change measurements from plastic girth bands Purpose: Assessment of annual tree stem growth Manual Citation: Dobbertin M, Neumann M, 2016: Part V:...
  • Dendrochronological analyses of tree core samples (IsoN) adjacent to LWF sites

    Two stem core samples of 10 trees outside the plot of each main species in the plot were taken at breast height (1.3 m above ground) with a SUUNTO corer. Tree ring width and...
  • Crown Condition Assessment and Damage Cause Assessment Sanasilva

    Annual Crown Condition Assessment including mortality and removal and Damage Causse Assessment on the Sanasilva-Sites and LWF plots. Purpose: To assess tree and forest health...
  • Atmospheric deposition (throughfall and bulk deposition) LWF

    Throughfall (precipitation under forest canopy) is a major pathway in forest nutrient cycling, and its quantification is necessary to establish both water and nutrient budgets....
  • Litterfall LWF

    Litterfall is a key parameter in the biogeochemical cycle of forest ecosystems, linking the tree part to the soil compartment. Litterfall has been collected on 15 LWF plots...
  • Phenological observations LWF

    Phenological observations are recorded every 14 days on LWF plots where throughfall and bulk precipitation are sampled. The percentage of foliage in reference to its maximum...
  • Stemflow LWF

    Stemflow (portion of precipitation running down the branches and the trunk and depositing at the base of the tree) can represent a substantial fraction of the total water and...
  • Circular vegetation plots LWF

    Ground vegetation is an important compartment of the ecosystem in terms of biodiversity and it takes an active part in the general functioning of the ecosystem. It is also a...
  • MPS-2 soil water matric potential LWF

    Continuous measurement of soil matrix potential at 15, 50 and 80 cm depth with Decagon MPS-2 sensors Purpose: Improve the available data for the calibration or validation of the...
  • Leaf area index (LAI) LWF

    Leaf area index (LAI), defined as the total one-sided foliage area per unit ground surface area, is one of the most important characteristics of plant canopy structure. Leaves...
  • Dendrochronological analyses of tree core samples (subplot) LWF

    Two stem core samples of all trees of a subplot of approximately 1 a. Basal Area, Wood volume increment per area estimation Purpose: Investigation of the relation between...
  • TDR soil water content measurements LWF Visp

    Continuous measurement of soil water content at 15, 50 and 70 cm depth in Visp (3 replications) with TDR soil moisture probes (Tektronix 1502 B) from 2001 until 25.04.2013...
  • Stem discs LWF

    Measurement of tree ring widts in tree stem disks according to 'Bräker O.U. (1993) Anleitung zur Entnahme von Stammscheiben auf Ertragskundeflächen' Purpose: tree growth
  • Deadwood sampling at Sanasilva and LWF sites

    Sampling of deadwood for density and chemical analysis during summer 2009 Purpose: Determination of N and C pools of deadwood Paper Citation: WEGGLER, K.; DOBBERTIN, M.;...
  • Dendrochronological analyses of tree core samples (dominant trees) LWF

    Two stem core samples of 12 to 20 trees outside the plot of each main species in the plot were taken at breast height (1.3 m above ground) with a SUUNTO corer. Tree ring width...
  • Sapflow measurements LWF

    Continuous sap flow measurements with Granier-needles to investigate carbon balance and water relations of trees Purpose: Assessment of water cycle processes
  • Deadwood survey LWF 1995 - line intersect

    Assessment of coarse woody debris on LWF plots using the line intersect method Purpose: Assessing the amount of coarse woody debris Manual Citation: Matthias Dobbertin,...
  • Symptoms of O3 injuries LWF

    Measuring air pollutants in forests is important for evaluating the risk for vegetation in areas not covered by conventional air quality monitoring networks. Ozone-induced...
  • Automated point dendrometer measurements at LWF sites

    Continuous stem radius measurements to investigate carbon balance and water relations of trees Purpose: Assessment of growth and water related stem changes
  • Deadwood survey LWF 2005 - subplot (Forets Biota)

    Assessment of coarse woody debris on LWF plots using full count methods on defined subplots (applying ForestBiota protocoll) Purpose: Assessing the amount of coarse woody debris...
  • TDR Pfynwald

    Continuous measurement of soil water content at one control and in one irrigated plot in 10, 40 and 60 cm depth (4 replications) with TDR (Tektronix 1502B cable tester,...
  • Foliar analyses LWF

    Foliage has been sampled every two years since 1995/1997 on 5-6 trees of the main species on all LWF plots. Concentrations of macronutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S), carbon (C)...
  • Permanent vegetation quadrats LWF

    Ground vegetation is an important compartment of the ecosystem in terms of biodiversity and it takes an active part in the general functioning of the ecosystem. It is also a...
  • Sample Geodata and Software for Demonstrating Geospatial Preprocessing for Fo...

    This dataset contains open vector data for railways, forests and power lines, as well an open digital elevation model (DEM) for a small area around a sample forest range in...
  • Soil solution chemistry (lysimeters) LWF

    Fortnightly measurement of the soil solution chemistry in 4 soil depths with zero-tension lysimeter below the litter layer and with tension lysimeters at depths of 15, 50 and...
  • Matric potential (manual suction cups) LWF

    Measurement of the soil water availability to plants at 10 LWF plots every 14 days in 5 soil depths (15, 30, 50, 80, 130 cm) with 8 replicates (usually in the IM plot). The...
  • EC-5 soil water content measurement LWF

    Continuous measurement of soil water content at 15, 50 and 80 cm depth (3 replications) with ECH2O EC-5 soil moisture probes (Decagon Incorporation, Pullman, WA, USA)....
  • Continuous measurement of O3 LWF

    Measuring air pollutants in forests is important for evaluating the risk for vegetation in areas not covered by conventional air quality monitoring networks. Ozone measurements...
  • Tree Diameter and Height Inventory LWF

    Tree circumference, height, height to crown base measurements, mortality, decay class and removal assessment on LWF plots Purpose: Assessment of tree and forest growth Manual...
  • Crown Condition Assessment and Damage Cause Assessment LWF

    Assessment of damges, i.e. symptoms, extent and causes on trees. Purpose: Occurrence and extent of diseases Manual Citation: Matthias Dobbertin, Christian Hug, Andreas...
  • Dendrochronological analyses of tree core samples (CATS) adjacent to LWF sites

    There were 2 cores taken at 1.3 m height from each of 10 trees outside the LWF plot Purpose: influence of drought and nutrient availabiliy on tree growth Paper Citation:...
  • Snow water equivalent for reference date April 1 for Wägital catchment, start...

    Total water reserves of the snow cover [mio m3] for Wägital catchment, Switzerland, for reference date April 1. Data is separated in 2 elevation zones 900m-1500m asl and...
  • Large GIS raster data derived from Natural Earth Data (Cross Blended Hypso wi...

    The attached data are some large GIS raster files (GeoTIFFs) made with Natural Earth data. Natural Earth is a free vector and raster map data @ naturalearthdata.com. The data...
  • Ecosystem coupling and multifunctionality - exclosure experiment

    This dataset contains all data on which the following publication below is based. Paper Citation: Risch AC, Ochoa-Hueso R, van der Putten WH, Bump JK, Busse MD, Frey B,...
  • Young forest with browsing damage

    Number of regeneration trees where browsing of the shoots from the previous year was recorded in NFI’s regeneration survey. Citation: Abegg, M.; Brändli, U.-B.; Cioldi, F.;...
  • Yield*

    Volume of stemwood with bark of all trees and shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh cut between two inventories. *In the calculation no D7/tree height data were used. The values...
  • Yield of merchantable timber

    Wood volume of the stem (without bark and stump) and the branches (with bark) at least 7 cm in diameter (limit for coarse wood) from trees and shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh that...
  • Yield of merchantable branches

    Wood volume of branches with bark at least 7 cm in diameter (limit for coarse wood) of all living trees and shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh that were present in the pre-inventory...
  • Yield of live bole wood

    Volume of stemwood at least 7 cm in diameter (limit for coarse wood) without the bark and stump that were living trees or shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh in the pre-inventory and...
  • Yield and mortality*

    Volume of stemwood with bark of all trees and shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh that were used, died or disappeared between two inventories. *In the calculation no D7/tree height...
  • Yield and mortality

    Volume of stemwood with bark of all trees and shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh that were felled, died or disappeared between two inventories. The correction for bias with the...
  • Yield

    Volume of stemwood with bark of all trees and shrubs starting at 12 cm dbh that were felled between two inventories. The correction for bias with the sample Tarif trees may be...
  • Volume of dead wood NFI1

    Volume of stemwood with bark of all dead trees and shrubs (standing and lying) starting at 12 cm dbh recorded according to the NFI1 method. In NFI1 only those dead trees were...
  • Volume of dead wood

    Volume of stemwood with bark of all dead trees and shrubs (standing and lying) starting at 12 cm dbh. Unlike this theme , the "Amount of deadwood according to the method of...