General Site Information
Site Name:Univ. of Mich. Biological Station
Tower Team: PI: Christopher Gough <> - Virginia Commonwealth University
PI: Gil Bohrer <> - Ohio State University
PI: Peter Curtis <> - Ohio State University
Affiliate: Chris Vogel <> - University of Michigan
Affiliate: Knute Nadelhoffer <> - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Elevation (m):234
IGBP:DBF (Deciduous Broadleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dfb (Warm Summer Continental: significant precipitation in all seasons )
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):5.83
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):803
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   15 years (Duration: 2000 - 2014)
FLUXNET2015:   15 years (Duration: 2000 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   5 years (Duration: 1999 - 2003)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   311 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   682 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   251 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246107
Description:The UMBS site is located within a protected forest owned by the University of Michigan. Arboreal composition of the forest consists of mid-aged northern hardwoods, conifer understory, aspen, and old growth hemlock. Logging of local white pines began in 1879. In successive years, several other species were harvested. Logging was discontinued in 1980 when the land became protected under the private ownership of the University of Michigan. Patchy low- to high-intensity wildfires occurred yearly from 1880 - 1920, essentially burning the entire region.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Gough CM, Hardiman BS, Nave LE, Bohrer G, Maurer KD, Vogel CS, Nadelhoffer KJ, Curtis PS. (2013) Sustained carbon uptake and storage following moderate disturbance in a Great Lakes forest. Ecological Applications 23:1202–1215. Reference
P. S. Curtis, C. S. Vogel, C. M. Gough, H. P. Schmid, H.-B. Su, B. D. Bovard. 2005. Respiratory carbon losses and the carbon-use efficiency of a northern hardwood forest, 1999–2003. New Phytologist. Vol 167, 437-456. Reference
Schmid, H. P.; Su, H.-B.; Vogel, C. S.; Curtis, P. S. 2003 Ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide over a mixed hardwood forest in northern lower Michigan. J. Geophys. Res.Vol. 108, No. D14, 4417. Reference

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