Matta - Israel

Basic Information
Site Name
Matta
Short name
Matta
Country
Israel
Site Manager
Site Owner
Keywords
aboveground biomass
aboveground production
belowground biomass
biodiversity
climate change
Decomposition: litter
ecosystem functionning
grazing
LAI (Leaf Area Index)
nutrient cycling
soil respiration
Site Description
The Matta LTER station studies the effects of climate change on the structure and function of Mediterranean shrubland ecosystems in Israel
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2001
Purpose
The Matta LTER station studies the effects of climate change on the structure and function of Mediterranean shrubland ecosystems in Israel. At the Matta LTER, current experimental studies are carried out using rainout shelters (25 x 10 m) for studying the effects of drought on changes in the composition and structure of this ecosystem. Two type of scenarios are being study.
History
It was established in 2001 within the framework of the GLOWA Jordan River project. The study area represents abandoned terraces on hilly slopes transformed in Mediterranean shrublands and used for cattle and sheep grazing
Parameters
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Geographic
Size
40.00ha
Elevation (average)
620.00msl
Elevation (min)
570.00msl
Elevation (max)
640.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Israel (LTER_EU_IL_018)The affiliation of this site with "LTER Israel" is not verified.
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