General Site Information
Site ID:US-SP4
Site Name:Slashpine-Rayonier-mid-rot- 12yrs
Tower Team: PI: Tim Martin <> - University of Florida
AncContact: Rosvel Bracho-Garrillo <> - University of Florida
Affiliate: Henry L. Gholz <> - National Science Foundation
Elevation (m):47
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):20
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1320
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   1 years (Duration: 1998 - 1998)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   1 years (Duration: 1998 - 1998)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   153 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   195 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246103
Description:Only active for one year, the Rayonier tract site was shutdown due to a stand replacing wild fire in 1998. The tower was relocated to the Donaldson tract. The characteristics between the two mid-rotation pine plantations are nearly indistinguishable, enabling the integration of measurements made at both towers. The site information provided below follows the convention that the two sites are nearly identical.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
C. Fang; J. B. Moncrieff; H. L. Gholz; K. L. Clark. 1998. Soil CO2 efflux and its spatial variation in a Florida slash pine plantationPlant and Soil. 205:2, 135. Reference
H. L. Gholz; D. N. Guerin; W. P. Cropper. 1999. Phenology and productivity of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) in a north Florida slash pine plantationCanadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere. 29:8, 1248-1253. Reference
H. L. Gholz; K. L. Clark. 2002. Energy exchange across a chronosequence of slash pine forests in FloridaAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 112:2, 87-102. Reference
J. B. Moncrieff; C. Fang. 1999. A model for soil CO2 production and transport 2: Application to a Florida Pinus elliotte plantationAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 95:4, 237. Reference
K. L. Clark; H. L. Gholz; J. B. Moncrieff; F. Cropley; H. W. Loescher. 1999. Environmental controls over net exchanges of carbon dioxide from contrasting Florida ecosystemsEcological Applications. 9:3, 936. Reference
K. L. Clark; H. L. Gholz; M. S. Castro. 2004. Carbon dynamics along a chronosequence of slash pine plantations in north FloridaEcological Applications. 14:4, 1154-1171. Reference
K. L. Clark; W. P. Cropper; H. L. Gholz. 2001. Evaluation of modeled carbon fluxes for a slash pine ecosystem: SPM2 simulations compared to eddy flux measurementsForest Science. 47:1, 52-59. Reference
M. S. Castro; H. L. Gholz; K. L. Clark; P. A. Steudler. 2000. Effects of forest harvesting on soil methane fluxes in Florida slash pine plantationsCanadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere. 30:10, 1534-1542. Reference

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