In situ seedling growth and survival of ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular trees in a subtropical forest in China

  • M. Liang (Creator)
  • D. Johnson (Creator)
  • D.F.R.P. Burslem (Creator)
  • S. Yu (Creator)
  • M. Fang (Creator)
  • J.D. Taylor (Creator)
  • A.F.S. Taylor (Creator)
  • Thorunn Helgason (Creator)
  • X Liu (Creator)
  • Professor David Burslem (Contributor)
  • NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre (Contributor)



This dataset reports results on seedling growth and survival for two hyphal exclusion experiments in a subtropical forest. The data include survival status, height, total biomass and the biomass of component plant parts, percentage root colonisation by mycorrhizas, for tree seedlings of ten common species including five ectomycorrhizal (ECM) and five arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) species, which were transplanted in the in-growth cores with windows covering different sizes of nylon meshes (35 vs. 0.5 µm). The dataset provides raw data on growth and survival metrics for each seedling, plus identifying codes for the dominant sites where the experiments were conducted, as well as experimental block, mesh treatment, botanical names for the tree species, and mycorrhizal type. The data were entered into Excel spreadsheets and exported as comma separated value files (csv). Study area - the Heishiding Nature Reserve (111°53’E, 23°27’N, 150-927 m a.s.l.) in Guangdong Province of south China.

External deposit with UK CEH Environmental Information Data Centre
Date made available29 Apr 2020
PublisherNERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
Geospatial polygon23.0, 111.53, 23.27, 111.0

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