Reporting obligation for: Report on Sampling and Analysis of Litterfall

Title Report on Sampling and Analysis of Litterfall
Description The main objectives of litterfall sampling and analysis are to quantify litterfall production chemical composition over time in order to, assess the variation in litterfall amount and hence its role in nutrient cycling, across an environmental gradient of climate (moisture and temperature) and soil conditions, understand the relationship of climate and species on litterfall rates, understand the turnover of the biomass, the amount of litter produced, its composition and chemical content and improve our knowledge on the link between the C and the nutrient budgets/cycles.
Legislative instrument title CLRTAP
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators National Focal Centres http://www.icp-forests.org/ChairPart.htm
National reporting contacts
Reporting frequency Annually
Next report due 31/12/2014
Date comments  
Report to Programme Co-ordinating Centre
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Manual for Sampling and Analysis of Litterfall (update June 2004) [Valid since 01/06/2004]  
Extra information The Manual refers to the following reporting forms:
- Form 14a XX1996.LFP Contents of reduced plot file to be used in combination with the survey on litterfall
- Form 14b xx2002.LFM Contents of data file with litterfall analysis information
- Form 14c xx2002.LFO Contents of data file with litterfall analysis information
Principle repository Programme Coordinating Centre of ICP Forests  
Data used for
Type of information reported Data, Spatial, State of the environment, Text report