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Soil temperature at 4 centimeters depth for 120 point locations within limestone cedar glades at Stones River National Battlefield near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

This dataset represents data collected at 120 quadrat locations (points) within 12 selected cedar glades and contains measurements of soil temperature (at 4 centimeters depth) for each point. Measurements were obtained on the following dates (which correspond to the fields in the dataset): February 6t, 2012; March 5, 2012; April 2, 2012; April 23, 2012; May 25, 2012; June 21, 2012; July 19, 2012; August 23, 2012; September 27, 2012; November 5, 2012; December 17, 2012; January 21, 2013; February 18, 2013; March 19, 2013; April 15, 2013; and May 13, 2013. Points were classified into four groups (identified by the field "Group") and were visited on a rotating sampling schedule, such that each group of points was visited roughly once every four months. Soil temperature at 4 centimeters depth was measured using a Taylor 9842N waterproof digital thermometer (Taylor Inc., Oak Brook, IL, USA). Three soil temperature measurements were taken at each point (50-centimeter by 50-centimeter quadrat). Attribute values for each field represent the means of the three measurements. Missing values (points not measured on a given day) are indicated by the value -99999.Detailed descriptions of experimental design, field data collection procedures, laboratory procedures, and data analysis are presented in Cartwright (2014).References:Cartwright, J. (2014). Soil ecology of a rock outcrop ecosystem: abiotic stresses, soil respiration, and microbial community profiles in limestone cedar glades. Ph.D. dissertation, Tennessee State University.Cofer, M., Walck, J., and Hidayati, S. (2008). Species richness and exotic species invasion in Middle Tennessee cedar glades in relation to abiotic and biotic factors. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 135(4), 540–553.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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