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Dataset: Mesquite Phenology

   Download data: File mesqphen.dat
   File description including attribute definitions: data_JornadaStudy_386_mesquite_phenology
   Original Investigator: Ross Virginia
   Data contact: John Anderson
   Duration: 1988 - 1988
   Dataset ID: 210386007

Data consists of mesquite phenology components.

   Additional information:

*The dune site is located on the USDA Jornada Experimental Range while the other three sites are located on the New Mexico State University College Ranch.




*Four habitat types were sampled: 1)playa, within a dense stand of large (3-5m tall) mesquite growing along the edge of a large playa; 2) arroyo, with widely spaced mesquite trees (3-5m tall) along the margin of temporary water courses; 3) dunes, which are dominated by low-growing coppice mesquite; the dunes vary in height from 1.5 to 4 m above the interdune soil, which forms a layer 10-20 cm thick over an indurated CaCO3 (caliche) layer through which roots of mesquite penetrate; and 4) grassland, at the base of a watershed with widely scattered mesquite, 2-3 m tall, many of the plants being multiple-stemmed.


Five Times (May, June, July, August, September, October)