Nation-wide litter fall data from 21 forests of the Monitoring Sites 1000 Project in Japan

Satoshi N. Suzuki, Masae I. Ishihara, Masahiro Nakamura, Shin Abe, Tsutom Hiura, Kosuke Homma, Motoki Higa, Daisuke Hoshino, Kazuhiko Hoshizaki, Hideyuki Ida, Ken Ishida, Motohiro Kawanishi, Kazutaka Kobayashi, Koichiro Kuraji, Shigeo Kuramoto, Takashi Masaki, Kaoru Niiyama, Mahoko Noguchi, Haruto Nomiya, Satoshi SaitoTakeshi Sakai, Michinori Sakimoto, Hitoshi Sakio, Tamotsu Sato, Hirofumi Shibano, Mitsue Shibata, Maki Suzuki, Atsushi Takashima, Hiroshi Tanaka, Masahiro Takagi, Naoaki Tashiro, Naoko Tokuchi, Toshiya Yoshida, Yumiko Yoshida

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Abstract

This data paper reports litter fall data collected in a network of 21 forest sites in Japan. This is the largest litter fall data set freely available in Japan to date. The network is a part of the Monitoring Sites 1000 Project launched by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. It covers subarctic to subtropical climate zones and the four major forest types in Japan. Twenty-three permanent plots in which usually 25 litter traps were installed were established in old-growth or secondary natural forests. Litter falls were collected monthly from 2004, and sorted into leaves, branches, reproductive structures and miscellaneous. The data provide seasonal patterns and inter-annual dynamics of litter falls, and their geographical patterns, and offer good opportunities for meta-analyses and comparative studies among forests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-990
Number of pages2
JournalEcological Research
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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    Suzuki, S. N., Ishihara, M. I., Nakamura, M., Abe, S., Hiura, T., Homma, K., Higa, M., Hoshino, D., Hoshizaki, K., Ida, H., Ishida, K., Kawanishi, M., Kobayashi, K., Kuraji, K., Kuramoto, S., Masaki, T., Niiyama, K., Noguchi, M., Nomiya, H., ... Yoshida, Y. (2012). Nation-wide litter fall data from 21 forests of the Monitoring Sites 1000 Project in Japan. Ecological Research, 27(6), 989-990. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11284-012-0980-2