Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Location

45° 24' 3.6" N, 93° 12' 3.6" W
Brief Site Description: 
Cool, temperate forest, savanna and prairie
Detailed Site Description: 

Oak savanna and tallgrass prairie—Old fields, conifer bog, lakes, pine forest, wetland marsh.

Research - Successional dynamics; primary productivity and disturbance patterns;  nutrient budgets and cycles; climatic variation and the wetland/upland  boundary; plant-herbivore dynamics.

annual precip: 800 - 1200 mm mean; annual soil T: Mesic: 8 to 15C; ecoregion:  cool temperate; Slope (%): 0 - 2 %

Data available - soil solid: pH, acidity, OC, N, macro- and micronutrients, bulk density, chemical contaminatants, water holding capacity; soil water:  pH, alkalinity, DOC, macro and micronutrients; soil gas:  surface flux; vegetation: biomass above & below ground, macro- and micro- nutrients, hasvest mass and havest nutrient content; soil biota:  microorganisms

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
LTER
LTSE
Geology: 
other sedimentary
Soil Order: 
Alfisol
Entisol
Histosol
Mollisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-10°C
Study Start Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1982 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
801millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
7°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
22°C
Hydrology: Name: 
Cedar Creek
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Single, dominant unconfined aquifer
Land Cover: 
Mixed Forest
Grassland/Herbaceous
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid