Data set includes estimates of vegetation structure and composition collected during ~monthly sampling events on Konza Prairie watersheds and on the nearby Rannell’s Preserve. Vegetation data were collected from three (prior to 2017) or 10 randomly-selected locations on each watershed; two from outside the 10-ha plot (see project abstract) and one inside the plot. We sampled vegetation on each watershed once a month, during May, June, and July. Additional vegetation data were collected from bird nest sites within ~3 days of nests failing. We used 5 sets of Daubenmire frame measures to determine percent cover of major plant functional groups (at the center of the plot and 5 m from center at the 4 cardinal directions). We estimated visual obstruction by placing a Robel Pole in the middle, and 5 m from the middle of the plot in each of the 4 cardinal directions. For each pole placement, we stood 4 m away with eye 1 m above the ground in each of 4 directions, and counting the highest 5-cm segment not completely obscured by vegetation. At nests, we also estimated the slope and aspect in the center of each plot.
Location of Sampling Stations: Konza watersheds and nearby Rannell’s Preserve.Frequency of Sampling: ~Monthly.
Codes Used:Observer Full nameADC Austin CarterADT Alaina D ThomasAJH Alex J HenryAJM Andrew MayerALW Aja L WongAMC Amanda Moraes CharpinelASS Amie S. SommersBJR Breyana J RamseyBNP Blair PfeiferBRR Braiam R RosadoCES Chelsea E SinkCRW Caitie WeichmannDBW Danny WellsDCA Dakota C AllenDCS Darrien C SavageDDH Destiney D HettDJS Dylan J SmithECB Emma BlackwoodEJW Emily J WilliamsENS (Elizabeth) Liz N. SroorETH Edwin T HarrisHCM Henry Castro-MillerHN Hunter NedlandJLG Joanna GreshamJMG Jackie M GehrtJMS Joseph SchmitJN Jessica NyguyenKAU Kailyn UnderwoodKET Katelyn E ThompsonKJP Kevin J PerozeniKLK Kristin KerstenKMS Katy M. SilberLTA Lauren T AngermayerMDR Miriam ReynaldoMKW Mary Kate WilcoxMLG Michaela L GustafsonMRB Maddie R. BallMW Mariel WinnermanNAB Natasha A BergevineNAW Nathalie WrightRCD Ryan DonnellySKW Sarah K WinnickiSVR Suzy V Replogle CurnuttVRG Victoria Gaa
Veg Plot Location:Center Center of pointN North of pointE East of pointS South of pointW West of point
For additional metadata information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/DC.pdfFor additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf