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Litter, water depth and graminoid height data for C3 and Marsh Creek experimental blocks, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan, 2006-2010


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Austin, J.E., 2018, Effects of fire on vegetation in fens at Seney National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


In association with plant cover data, data on litter depth, water depth, and graminoid height were collected on 16, 1-ha experimental blocks in C3 and Marsh Creek units of Seney National Wildlife Refuge, 2006-2010. Within each unit, we selected 4 pairs of blocks representing sedge-shrub habitat, with one of the pair assigned to spring burning (C3, May 2008) or summer burning (Marsh Creek, 2007 and 2008). This before-after-control-impact design provided for data collection two growing seasons before the burn (2006, 16 blocks; 2007, 15 blocks) and two-three growing seasons (2008, 2009, and 2010; 14 blocks) after burning; the unburned plot of each pair served as the control, and the burned plot of each pair the treatment. Within each [...]


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These data were used to examine the changes in the environmental conditions in association with the plant community, by year and effects of spring or summer burning, in the sedge-shrub habitats at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

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