Herb layer biomass in Swiss forests


The purpose of this project was to develop a model to estimate herb layer biomass and carbon stock based on the categorical cover estimate on each NFI sample plot. To this end, biomass and cover of the six main plant groups in the herb layer were collected from 405 1x1 m subplots on 135 study sites (15 sites in 9 strata) which were selected based on a stratified sampling approach. To ensure consistency with NFI methodology, study sites corresponded to the design of regular NFI sample plots and plant cover was estimated by trained field-crew members. Based on the dry weight of the plant biomass and the cover estimate on each subplot, a linear regression model was developed and applied to estimate herb layer biomass on each NFI sample plot.

DOI https://doi.org/10.16904/envidat.52
Source https://www.envidat.ch/dataset/herb-layer-biomass-in-swiss-forests
Metadata Access https://www.envidat.ch/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite&identifier=oai:envidat.ch:d92e9a5c-fc2f-4023-8f3a-b73cdf06ed9f
Creator Markus Didion (WSL); Marc Baume (WSL); Fulvio Giudici (WSL); Jerome Schneuwly (WSL)
Publisher Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Contributor Markus Didion; EnviDat
Publication Year 2018
Funding Reference Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Rights WSL Data Policy
OpenAccess true
Contact envidat(at)wsl.ch
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format PDF; XLSX
Size 2454893 bytes; 150656 bytes; 13041 bytes; 16354 bytes
Version 1.0
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (7.196 LON, 47.063 LAT); Switzerland