Post-fire vegetation succession after 5 years in managed pine forests at different time since clearcutting

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lena Gustafsson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology orcid

Victor Johansson - Stockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences orcid

Alexandro Leverkus - Universidad de Granada, Departamento de Ecología orcid

Joachim Strengbom - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology

Sofie Wikberg - Wikberg Frilansekolog AB

Gustaf Granath - Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics orcid

Description

To study plant community succession after fire and how it is influenced by time since previous (pre-fire) disturbance, vegetation data were collected in 2019, 5 years after a large (13000 hectare) wildfire in boreal Southern Sweden (county Västmanland). Plant communities were surveyed in severely burnt even-aged pine stands that varied in time since clearcutting (0-123 years) before the wildfire occurred. Data includes at the plot-level (50x50cm quadrats): vascular and moss species frequency, total cover, dead wood, and canopy openness. At the stand-level: means for all species, community weighted trait means (trait data from databases), and distance to the fire perimeter.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lena Gustafsson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology orcid

Victor Johansson - Stockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences orcid

Alexandro Leverkus - Universidad de Granada, Departamento de Ecología orcid

Joachim Strengbom - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology

Sofie Wikberg - Wikberg Frilansekolog AB

Gustaf Granath - Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics orcid

Identifiers

SND-ID: 2021-46

Alternative title

Data set: Shorter disturbance interval truncates vegetation succession

Description

To study plant community succession after fire and how it is influenced by time since previous (pre-fire) disturbance, vegetation data were collected in 2019, 5 years after a large (13000 hectare) wildfire in boreal Southern Sweden (county Västmanland). Plant communities were surveyed in severely burnt even-aged pine stands that varied in time since clearcutting (0-123 years) before the wildfire occurred. Data includes at the plot-level (50x50cm quadrats): vascular and moss species frequency, total cover, dead wood, and canopy openness. At the stand-level: means for all species, community weighted trait means (trait data from databases), and distance to the fire perimeter.

Language

English

Time period(s) investigated

2019-06-27 — 2019-07-18

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Västmanland County

Geographic description: Plots located in the nature reserve Hälleskogsbrännan in Västmanland county, in the south boreal zone.

Data contains personal data

No

Post-fire vegetation succession after 5 years in managed pine forests at different time since clearcutting

Citation

Lena Gustafsson, Victor Johansson, Alexandro Leverkus, Joachim Strengbom, Sofie Wikberg, Gustaf Granath. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology (2021). <em>Post-fire vegetation succession after 5 years in managed pine forests at different time since clearcutting</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/gxm0-cp19">https://doi.org/10.5878/gxm0-cp19</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lena Gustafsson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology orcid

Victor Johansson - Stockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences orcid

Alexandro Leverkus - Universidad de Granada, Departamento de Ecología orcid

Joachim Strengbom - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology

Sofie Wikberg - Wikberg Frilansekolog AB

Gustaf Granath - Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics orcid

Description

Two files are archived. (1) post_fire_vegetation_TSC_plotlevel_data.csv contains all raw data from each surveyed vegetation plot, (2) post_fire_vegetation_TSC_standlevel_trait_sp_data.csv contains averaged species abundance data and community weighted trait means at the stand level.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

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Published: 2021-02-25