ESS-DIVE Reporting Format for Soil Respiration
This documentation contains guidance for the content and format of ESS-DIVE soil respiration data and metadata reporting format. This reporting format has been developed to meet the needs of the community for a unified reporting format. This initial effort covers the most common variables and provides templates for metadata reporting.
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Getting started

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How to contribute

This reporting format is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. To contribute or provide feedback to ESS-DIVE's soil respiration data and metadata reporting format:
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    Go to the new issue page​
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    Choose from one of the provided templates, modeled from the Darwin Core, or create your own
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    Will we respond with a comment on the issue
Have a question? Contact us at [email protected]

Copyright information

This soil respiration data and metadata reporting format is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Funding and acknowledgements

Funding for the development of ESS-DIVE's soil respiration data and metadata reporting format was provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Biological and Environmental Research Program, Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division, Data Management.
The format was developed with input and feedback from subject experts, including data collectors, data scientists, data users, and instrument manufacturers. Thank you all!

Recommended Citation

Bond-Lamberty B., Christianson, D., Crystal-Ornelas R. Mathes, K., & Pennington S.C. (2021): ESS-DIVE reporting format for field measurements of soil respiration. Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem, ESS-DIVE repository. https://doi.org/10.15485/1798520

Related Citations

  • Darwin Core maintenance group, Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) (2014). Darwin Core. Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.592792​
  • Bond-Lamberty, B., Christianson, D. S., Crystal-Ornelas, R., Mathes, K., and Pennington, S. C.: A reporting format for field measurements of soil respiration, Ecol. Inform., 62, 101280, 2021. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101280​