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This data set provides the photosynthetic pathways for 2428 species recorded across 541 plots surveyed by Australia’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) between 2011 and 2017 (inclusive). TERN survey plots are 1 ha (100 x 100 m) permanently established sites located in a homogeneous area of terrestrial vegetation. At each plot, TERN survey teams record vegetation composition and structural characteristics and collect a range of plant samples using a point-intercept method. Species were assigned a photosynthetic pathway using literature and carbon stable isotope analysis of bulk tissue collected by TERN at the survey plots.
The data set is comprised of two data tables and one data descriptor that defines the values in the two data tables. The first table contains a list of each species and its photosynthetic pathway. The second table includes a list of all the peer-reviewed sources used to create this data set.
This data set will be updated on an annual basis as TERN’s plot network expands and new information becomes available.
We would like to acknowledge the TERN Ecosystem Surveillance field team for their work collecting the voucher specimens used in the δ13C analysis. We would also like to acknowledge the support of TERN by the Australian government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. Additional financial support for this project was provided by the AMP Foundation and the AMP Tomorrow Fund awarded to S.M., the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT110100100793) awarded to F.A.M., and Australian Government Research Training Program and University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences Divisional scholarships awarded to J.W.A.
This photosynthetic pathway data set was created by TERN to enable research examining the abundance, richness, and distribution of C4 and C3 vegetation in Australia.
How to cite this collection:
Munroe, S. , McInerney, F. , Andrae, J. , Welti, N. , Guerin, G. , Leitch, E. , Hall, T. , Szarvas, S. , Atkins, R. , Caddy-Retalic, S. , Sparrow, B. (2020): The Photosynthetic Pathways of Plant Species surveyed in TERN Ecosystem Surveillance Plots. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25901/k61f-yz90
This data can be accessed from the following websites
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