The vegetation biomass data of the North Tibet transect(2017)

Vegetation survey data is essential to study the structure and function of the ecosystems. The North Tibet is abundant in grassland ecosystems, including alpine meadow, alpine grassland, and alpine degraded grassland. Due to the unique geographical location, high altitude and anoxic environment, the community survey data in the North Tibetan Plateau is relatively rare. Based on the accumulation of preliminary work, the research team carried out a more comprehensive vegetation survey in 15 counties of the North Tibetan Plateau in the growing season of 2017. This data set includes biomass data inside and outside the fences of the 23 sampling plots from Nagqu to Ritu of the North Tibet Transect. This data set can be used for productivity spatial analysis and mode calibration.

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The data is stored in excel format and contains biomass data observed inside and outside the fences of the transect from July to August.

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ZHANG Xianzhou, NIU Ben. The vegetation biomass data of the North Tibet transect(2017). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Ecolo.tpdc.270982. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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East: 92.08 West: 79.46
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