Burden, A.; Garbutt, A.; Hughes, S.; Oakley, S.; Tempest, J.A.

Soil biochemical measurements from salt marshes of different ages on the Essex coast, UK (2011)

The dataset comprises biochemical measurements of salt marsh soil, and samples from fields on former salt marsh, taken using a soil corer. Sampling was conducted at three restored salt marshes and six accidentally breached sites on the Essex coast, UK, providing a chronosequence from 16 to 114 years since restoration of tidal flow. Natural salt marsh at all sites were also sampled, along with adjacent fields on former salt marsh (where access permitted). All salt marsh sampling took place in October 2011. Field sample sites were sampled between July 2010 and April 2017.
This data was collected as part of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s Multi-functional land-use options project (C03463) in order to determine the trajectory and timescale of habitat recovery, and provide empirically-based predictions of changes in the rate of carbon sequestration over time following saltmarsh restoration. Data is also represented for fields on former saltmarsh to give a ‘before’ time point to be able to calculate these changes.

Publication date: 2018-05-24

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Burden, A.; Garbutt, A.; Hughes, S.; Oakley, S.; Tempest, J.A. (2018). Soil biochemical measurements from salt marshes of different ages on the Essex coast, UK (2011). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0b1faab4-3539-457f-9169-b0b1fbd59bc2

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2010-07-05    to    2017-04-28

Quality

Lineage
Three soil cores were taken at each sampling location using a soil corer measuring 4 centimetres (cm) in diameter and 30 cm in length. There were four sampling locations per salt marsh site, all taken from permanently vegetated marsh above 1.5 m ordnance datum (OD). The fields on former salt marsh had between 2 and 6 sampling sites situated away from field edges. All data derived from laboratory measurements. For each variable, standards were used and all laboratory equipment were calibrated in accordance with the laboratory practises at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) Bangor. Results were recorded on to lab sheets and transferred into an Excel file. Results were exported as comma separated value files for ingestion into the EIDC.

Authors

Burden, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Garbutt, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hughes, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Oakley, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tempest, J.A.
Queen Mary, University of London

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Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Point Of Contact
Burden, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
Carbon
Blue Carbon
Restoration
Salt marsh
Coastal Wetland
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/0b1faab4-3539-457f-9169-b0b1fbd59bc2
doi:10.5285/0b1faab4-3539-457f-9169-b0b1fbd59bc2

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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Last updated
2018-06-13T13:52:30