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Dataset of Tree Mortality and Soil Water Content infected by the 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake

YANG Gang1GAO Yongheng2
1 School of Life Science and Engineering,Southwest University of Science and Technology,Mianyang 621010,China2 Key Laboratory of Mountain Ecological Restoration and Bioresource Utilization & Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation,Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province,Chengdu Institute of Biology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Chengdu 610041,China


Published:Jan. 2022

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Key Words:

Beichuan,5.12 earthquake,tree mortality,soil water content,Beichuan,Mianyang


In June and October 2009, the authors investigated tree mortality and collected soil samples of the two forest types in Shiyan Village, Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County and Shuangdian Village, Anzhou district of Mianyang, China. Six plots were selected (including 3 landslide plots and 3 non-landslide plots) in Shiyanwith with Cupressus Funebris and five plots were selected (including 2 landslide plots and 3 non-landslide plots) in Shuangdian with Cryptomeria Fortunei. Total 66 soil samples were collected in three soil layers (0-10cm, 10-20cm, 20-40cm) at each plot. The Dataset of the Tree Mortality and Soil Water Content infected by the 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake includes the following data: (1) geolocation data of sample sites; (2) statistics data, including tree mortality, water content, saturated water content, capillary water content, field water content, bulk density, total porosity, capillary porosity, non-capillary porosity. The dataset is archived in .shp and .xlsx formats, consists of 8 data files with data size of 38.5 KB (Compressed into one single file with 20.6 KB). The analysis paper based on the dataset was published in Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2017, Vol. 26, No. 7.

Foundation Item:

Sichuan Foundation of Excellent Young Scientists (2010JQ0026)

Data Citation:

YANG Gang, GAO Yongheng. Dataset of Tree Mortality and Soil Water Content infected by the 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2022.


[1] The State Forestry Administration of P. R. China. Forestry industry standard of the People’s Republic of China: Determination of forest soil water content. LY/T 1213-1999 [S]. 1999.
     [2] Yang, G., Cheng, S., Yu, H., et al. Changes in soil physical properties of forest floors in the Wenchuan earthquake-induced landslides [C]. International Conference on Bioinformatics & Biomedical Engineering, 2011.

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1 TreeMortalityWaterContent_5.12Earthquake.rar 20.67KB