Soil functional measurements (enzymatic activities) across geo linked sampling locations, on grassland, UK (2016)

Data are presented of enzymatic activity of soil collected from paired intensive and extensive grassland systems including low and high pH parent soils, from 32 sites across the United Kingdom. The samples were collected during winter and spring 2015-2016 by project staff experienced in soil core collection. Dry soil samples were analysed for a suit of extracellular hydrolytic enzyme activities. Fluorescently labeled substrates were used to enable the activity of the following enzymes to be measured. All analysis was carried out at CEH Wallingford.

The data were collected to help understand soil functional change in a variety of management and climatic scenarios as part of NERC U-GRASS (Understanding and enhancing soil ecosystem services and resilience in UK grass and croplands) award (NERC Reference NE/M017125/1) part of the NERC Soil Security Programme.

Publication date: 2019-09-11

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

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-11-15    to    2016-03-15

Provenance & quality

Soil samples were collected from 32 grassland sites across the United Kingdom and stored frozen at –20 degrees Celsius prior to subsequent processing for chemical, physical, molecular and functional characteristics. Analysis was carried out for a suit of extracellular hydrolytic enzyme activities were assessed. Fluorescently labeled substrates were used to enable the activity of the following enzymes to be measured. All analysis was carried out at CEH Wallingford. Results were returned from the laboratories compiled into an Excel spreadsheet. The compiled data set was exported as a comma separated value file for deposition into the EIDC.

Correspondence/contact details

Goodall, T.I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Griffiths, R.I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Puissant, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Goodall, T.I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
enzyme,  function,  grassland,  Land use,  paired,  soil
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/M017125/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
2019-09-11