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Microbial Biomass Dynamics at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1989 to 1996)

posted on 2024-02-13, 15:11 authored by David Harris

The purpose of these studies is to determine patterns of microbial biomass dynamics in crop, successional and forest communities. This project consists of two studies involving microbial biomass determination in soil samples taken from the Main Cropping System Experiment (KBS004): Chloroform Fumigation-Incubation; Soil Microbial Biomass C and N, and Epifluorescence Microscopy and Image Analysis; Soil Microbial Biovolume and C. The data for both studies are generated from subsets of the same soil samples, collected from treatments 1 – 8, CF, DF, and SF. See the descriptor (KBS004) for treatment descriptions. Samples are collected approximately monthly (during ice-free conditions) or annually (varies by year) from 5 sampling stations in each of 6 replicate plots per treatment; exceptions are treatment 8 (four reps), and treatments CF, DF, and SF (three reps each). For experiment descriptions, protocols, and data, see individual datasets. Samples were collected by K. Klingensmith in 1989 and by S. Halstead in other years. D. Harris performed lab analysis, data entry, data analysis, and data submission. Original data files not available; contact the LTER data manager with questions. The data currently available was derived from web-based files which were last reviewed by D. Harris on 10-01-1997 and may be available from archives. 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Data in the KBS LTER core database may not be published without written permission of the lead investigator or project director.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

  • Long-Term Agroecosystem Research
  • Kellogg Biological Station

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

agroecosystems; rangelands; sustainable agricultural intensification

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Harris, David (2016). Microbial Biomass Dynamics at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1989 to 1996). KBS LTER.