Diel dynamics of mycorrhizal fungi: Integration of Imaging and Sensors

Description or Abstract of the Project: 

This project draws from and provides access to AMARSS datasets collected at the James Reserve (UC NRS). The project was conducted to measure dynamics of mycorrhizal fungal hyphae in situ, in response to changing environments. This studyʼs findings are the first product of the robotically controlled imaging system, developed under the AMARSS Terrestrial Ecology Observing Systems Research Group within CENS. This study demonstrates the utility of imaging and sensor technology integration, revealing critical ecological processes and improved understanding spatio-temporal dynamics of the terrestrial ecosystem. The above information is from CENS annual report TEOS 03.

Principal Investigator (Last Name, First Name): 
Allen, Michael
Email Address of Principal Investigator: 
Persons in Charge of Data Collection (Last Name, First Name): 
Graham, Eric; Kitajima, Kunihiro; Taggart, Michael
Email Address of Persons in Charge of Data Collection: 
egraham@cens.ucla.edu; kunik@ucr.edu; michael.taggart@ucr.edu
Data Registered by (Last Name, First Name): 
Mathieu, Camille
Email Address for Person Registering the Data: 
Institution and Department: 
UCLA CENS; UCR Center for Conservation Biology
Date of Collection : 
Saturday, January 1, 2005 to Friday, February 25, 2011
Data Collection Methods: 
Automated minirhizotron and soil sensing collecting images and temperature, moisture, and CO2 data.
Description of Data Type: 
Image, Numerical
Data Format/File Type (example: jpg, xls, txt). Do NOT put periods in the format type or you will get an error message.: 
Are These Data Shareable?: 
Funding Agency (example: NSF, NIH, NOAA, or any other funder): 
Keywords : 
Mycorrhizal fungal hyphae
Soil environment
Date of Registration: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014