University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences


Experiment 291 - FAB 2 - DIV: Forests and Biodiversity Experiment - Low density diversity experiment

We propose a long-term forest biodiversity experiment (FAB2), designed to expand the capacity and scope of FAB1, established in 2012. Like its predecessor, FAB2 focuses on trees of our region, tested for survival and growth at Cedar Creek. The experiment provides the ability to examine the same diversity of plant, soil, decomposer, food web, and ecosystem responses that have been studied in the grassland biodiversity experiments but also allows us to pose novel questions regarding the effects of functional and phylogenetic diversity on ecosystem processes and the long-term consequences of species-specific effects on ecosystem properties.

Methods for e291


Dataset IDTitleRange of Years (# years with data)
agbe291Sapling Census2016-2017 (2 years)