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Distribution and Composition of the Seed Bank at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1990 to 2008)

posted on 2023-11-30, 10:22 authored by Katherine Gross

The distribution and composition of the weed seed bank in treatments 1-7 of the LTER main site is periodically (every 3-6 years) evaluated using elutriation and seed counting methods. The goal is to determine: how well the seed bank predicts weed abundances and composition in subsequent years, and how changes in disturbance (tillage) and plant species (cropping systems) affect the bank. Composite soil samples to two depths are periodically elutriated to determine seed densities, species composition, and viabilities of seven target species which are dominant on the site. original data source

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National Science Foundation


Data contact name

Kellogg Biological Station



Use limitations

Data in the KBS LTER core database may not be published without written permission of the lead investigator or project director. These restrictions are intended mainly to preserve the primary investigators' rights to first publication and to ensure that data users are aware of the limitations that may be associated with any specific data set. These restrictions apply to both the baseline data set and to the data sets associated with specific LTER-supported subprojects. All publications of KBS data and images must acknowledge KBS LTER support.

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Temporal Extent End Date



  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

The Areas Around The Kellogg Biological Station In Southwest Michigan

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • biota
  • farming
  • geoscientificInformation

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Kellogg Biological Station
  • Long-Term Agroecosystem Research

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

agroecosystems; rangelands; sustainable agricultural intensification

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Gross, Katherine (2016). Distribution and Composition of the Seed Bank at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1990 to 2008). KBS LTER.