Rodna Mountains alpine zone - Romania

Basic Information
Site Name
Rodna Mountains alpine zone
Short name
ROD
Country
Romania
Site Manager
Site Owner
Keywords
aboveground biomass
Acid alpine and subalpine grassland
biodiversity
Flora Diversity
ground vegetation
microclimate
ODYSSEE
soil chemistry
Tea bag
Site Description
The site is located in the Eastern Carpathians (Romania). The predominant ecosystems are grasslands located above tree line, dominated by Carex curvula, Juncus trifidus (alpine zone) and Nardus stricta, Festuca airoides (subalpine zone). The site consists of monitoring points in subalpine and alpine meadows across the whole range of the Rodna Mountains.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2014
Purpose
Long-term inventory of above tree line grasslands, included in two monitoring facilities: 'TeaComposition initiative' (since 2016), and 'Opening new avenues to model the dynamics of species assemblages by integrating ecology and evolution' (ODYSSEE; since 2014). The purpose is to monitor ecosystem properties (vegetation composition and structure), tea bag decomposition, biomass, soil properties, microclimate.
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Geographic
Size
25600.00ha
Elevation (average)
2000.00msl
Elevation (min)
2000.00msl
Elevation (max)
2300.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Romania (LTER_EU_RO_331)The affiliation of this site with "LTER Romania" is not verified.
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