Swiss Canopy Crane II - Switzerland

Basic Information
Site Name
Swiss Canopy Crane II
Short name
SCC II
Country
Switzerland
Keywords
droughts
ecosystem functionning
Temperate forest
throughfall exclusion
Site Description
The Swiss Canopy Crane site II is located in in the eastern part of the Swiss Jura mountains (47°26’16.4’’, 7°46’31.1’’; 540 m a.s.l.), in a mixed, temperate forest with an exceptionally high biodiversity and a vigorous tree regeneration. The research plot has a size of 1.6 ha and comprises 540 mature trees. The main tree species are Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies with an admixture of Abies alba, Quercus petraea, Pinus sylvestris, Acer pseudoplatanus, Carpinus betulus, Fraxinus excelsior and Sorbus torminalis. A canopy crane is installed in the center of the research area to access the tree canopies for in situ measurements and for sampling of leaf material. Rainout shelters will be installed in 2019 for conducting a long-term throughfall exclusion experiment.
Last modified
2020-04-17 01:04:39
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2018
Purpose
Studying tree and ecosystem responses to simulated drought.
Photos
not defined
Geographic
Size
1.60ha
Elevation (average)
540.00msl
Elevation (min)
526.27msl
Elevation (max)
540.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Switzerland (LTER_EU_CH_025)The affiliation of this site with "LTER Switzerland" is not verified.
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