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Plant biomass collection on the Biodiversity Experiment at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (2001 to 2011)

posted on 2024-02-13, 15:11 authored by Katherine Gross

The biodiversity gradient experiment is an additional long-term study located within the LTER Main Site complex, in which a series of 21 different experimental treatments vary in plant species diversity. Treatments range from bare soil to single-crop rotations to multiple-crop rotations to annually fallowed fields with early successional plant communities. Plant species richness thus varies from 0 to >15 in any given 3-year rotation cycle. Treatment plots are 9.1×27.4 meters (30×90 feet) replicated in each of 4 randomized blocks. The study site was established in 2000. 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Data in the KBS LTER core database may not be published without written permission of the lead investigator or project director.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.

Temporal Extent Start Date


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

Gross, Katherine (2016). Plant biomass collection on the Biodiversity Experiment at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (2001 to 2011). KBS LTER.