Limited decadal growth of mountain birch saplings has minor impact on surrounding tundra vegetation

SND-ID: 2022-75

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ruud Scharn - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

Isabel S. Negri - Cardiff University, School of Biosciences

Jørn O. Løkken - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research orcid

Christine D. Bacon - University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences orcid

Alexandre Antonelli - Royal Botanical Gardens Kew orcid

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Description

The study addresses two important issues in arctic treeline dynamics:

• How do birch saplings, being the dominant treeline species, that have been established above treeline perform?
• How do these birch saplings affect the surrounding tundra vegetation?

For this, we collected species abundance measurements in 50 x 50 cm plots around birch saplings above the treeline near the Latnjajaure Field Station in northern Sweden. We compared these measurements with control measurements, and reference measurements taken below the treeline. We also looked at the growth (Diameter + Length) of birch saplings over 15 years (2001-2016). The data deposited includes the raw data, code, and statistical models used to analyze the data, and all output (figures and tables) used in the study. Further metadata can be found in the README file included with the data.

Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council for Environment Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) rorId
  • Funding agency's reference number: 942-2015-1382
  • Project name on the application: Inverkan av ett varmare klimat på den biologska mångfalden i Arktis
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

2001-07-01 – 2016-07-31

2005-07-01 – 2016-07-31

Species and taxons

betula pubescens ehrh.

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Norrbotten County, Kiruna Municipality, Arctic

Geographic description: Latnjajaure field station close to Abisko northern Sweden (68.35°N, 18.49°E).

Publications

Scharn, R. et al. (2022). Limited decadal growth of mountain birch saplings has minor impact on surrounding tundra vegetation [submitted manuscript].
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Limited decadal growth of mountain birch saplings has minor impact on surrounding tundra vegetation

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GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Title of Dataset:
Limited decadal growth of mountain birch saplings has minor impact on surrounding tundra vegetation

2. Author Information
A. Principal Investigator Contact Information
Name: Ruud Scharn
Institution: University of Gothenburg
Email: ruud.scharn@gu.se

B. Associate or Co-investigator Contact Information
Name: Robert Björk
Institution: University of Gothenburg
Email: robert.bjork@gu.se


3. Date of data collection: 2016-07-(4-31)

4. Geograph

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Citation

Ruud Scharn, Isabel S. Negri, Jørn O. Løkken, Christine D. Bacon, Alexandre Antonelli, Annika Hofgaard, R. Henrik Nilsson, Robert Björk. University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences (2022). Limited decadal growth of mountain birch saplings has minor impact on surrounding tundra vegetation. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. https://doi.org/10.5878/p826-y513

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ruud Scharn - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

Isabel S. Negri - Cardiff University, School of Biosciences

Jørn O. Løkken - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research orcid

Christine D. Bacon - University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences orcid

Alexandre Antonelli - Royal Botanical Gardens Kew orcid

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Copyright

GNU General Public License v3.0

Published: 2022-05-09