General Site Information
Site ID:US-IB1
Site Name:Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory- Batavia (Agricultural site)
Tower Team: PI: Roser Matamala <> - Argonne National Laboratory
FluxContact: David Cook <> - Argonne National Laboratory
Elevation (m):226.5
IGBP:CRO (Croplands)
Climate Koeppen:Dfa (Humid Continental: humid with severe winter, no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):9.18
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):929
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   7 years (Duration: 2005 - 2011)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   3 years (Duration: 2005 - 2007)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   179 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   75 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246065
Description:Two eddy correlation systems are installed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: one on a restored prairie (established October 2004) and one on a corn/soybean rotation agricultural field (established in July 2005). The prairie site had been farmed for more than 100 years, but was converted to prairie in 1989. The agricultural site has likely been farmed for more than 100 years, but the first documented instance of agricultural activity dates back to a picture taken in 1952.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Betz, R.F, R. J. Lootens, and M. K. Becker. 1996. Two decades of prairie restoration at Fermilab, Batavia, IL. Pages 20-30 in C. Warwick, editor. Proceedings of the Fifteenth North American Prairie Conference. Bend, Oregon, USA. Reference
Betz, R.F. 1986. One decade of research in prairie restoration at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) Batavia Illinois. Pages 179-185 in G. K. Clamby, and R. H. Pemble, editors. Proceedings of the Ninth North American Prairie Conference: the prairie: past, present and future. Moorhead, Minnesota, USA. Reference
J. D. Jastrow. 1987. Changes in Soil Aggregation Associated with Tallgrass Prairie RestorationAmerican Journal of Botany. 74:11, 1656-1664. Reference
J. D. Jastrow; R. M. Miller; J. Lussenhop. 1998. Contributions of interacting biological mechanisms to soil aggregate stabilization in restored prairieSoil Biology and Biochemistry. 30:7, 905-916. Reference
J. D. Jastrow; R. M. Miller; J. Lussenhop. 1998. Contributions of interacting biological mechanisms to soil aggregate stabilization in restored prairieSoil Biology & Biochemistry. 30:7, 905-916. Reference
Jastrow, J.D. 1987. Changes in soil aggregation associated with tallgrass prairie restoration. American Journal of Botany 74:1656-1664. Reference
Jastrow, J.D. 1996. Soil aggregate formation and the accrual of particulate and mineral-associated organic matter. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 28:665 676. Reference
Matamala R., Jastrow JD, Miller RM, Garten CT. 2008 Temporal changes in C and N stocks of restored prairie: Implications for C sequestration strategies. Ecological Applications 18:1470-1488. Reference
R. M. Miller; S. P. Miller; J. D. Jastrow; C. B. Rivetta. 2002. Mycorrhizal mediated feedbacks influence net carbon gain and nutrient uptake in Andropogon gerardiiNew Phytologist. 155, 149-162. Reference
Sluis, W.J. 2002. Patterns of species richness and composition in recreated grassland restoration. Restoration Ecology 10:677 684. Reference
V. J. Allison; R. M. Miller; J. D. Jastrow; R. Matamala; D. R. Zak. 2005. Changes in soil microbial community structure in a tallgrass prairie chronosequenceSoil Science Society of America Journal. 69:5, 1412-1421. Reference
W. M. Post; R. C. Izaurralde; J. D. Jastrow; B. A. McCarl; J. E. Amonette; V. L. Bailey; P. M. Jardine; T. O. West; J. Z. Zhou. 2004. Enhancement of carbon sequestration in U. S. soilsBioscience. 54:10, 895-908. Reference

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