O'Gorman, E.J.; Robinson, S.I; McLaughlin, �.B.; Marteinsdóttir, B.

Invertebrate biomass, vegetation cover, and environmental data from Hengill, Iceland

This is a dataset of environmental data, percentage vegetation cover, total invertebrate abundance, and mean invertebrate body mass, sampled at 96 soil habitat patches in the Hengill geothermal valley, Iceland, in July 2013. The habitat patches span a temperature gradient of 7-38 degrees C, yet they occur within 2 km of each other and have similar soil moisture, pH, total carbon, and total nitrogen. Effects of soil temperature on the structure and diversity of plant and invertebrate communities using this dataset are presented in Robinson et al. (2018), published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.

Publication date: 2017-12-20

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

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: O'Gorman, E.J.; Robinson, S.I; McLaughlin, �.B.; Marteinsdóttir, B. (2017). Invertebrate biomass, vegetation cover, and environmental data from Hengill, Iceland. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0f074839-1630-4ccd-aa63-84d0da16b28a

 

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Study area

Provenance & quality

Sampling was carried out in July 2013 in the Hengill geothermal valley, Iceland. GPS coordinates and the temperature, moisture, and pH of the soil at each habitat patch were recorded during the field expedition. Dried soil samples were shipped to the Forest Research Centre for Ecosystems, Society, and Biosecurity (Farnham, UK), where total carbon and total nitrogen were quantified. Photographs were taken of plant community quadrats during the expedition and percentage cover of each species was enumerated later. Invertebrate samples collected from pitfall trapping during the expedition were preserved in 70 percent ethanol, shipped to Queen Mary University of London, and later identified under a microscope in the laboratory.

Correspondence/contact details

O'Gorman, E.J.
Imperial College London
e.ogorman@imperial.ac.uk

Authors

O'Gorman, E.J.
Imperial College London
Robinson, S.I
University of Helsinki
McLaughlin, Ã?.B.
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Marteinsdóttir, B.
University of Iceland

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Biodiversity Climate and climate change Environmental survey Hengill Iceland Soil
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities