Gray, N.D.; Hastings, R.C.; Sheppard, S.K.; Loughnane, P.; Lloyd, D.; McCarthy, A.J.; Head, I.M.

Bacterial community structure and soil process data from a sewage sludge amended upland grassland soil experiment, 2000 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

This set of data comprises temporal temperature gradient electrophoresis (TTGE) and soil process measurements, used to analyse the effects of perturbations (sludge and/or lime application) on the structure, community development and activity of bacteria that catalyse fundamental processes in upland soils. These were collected to address the following questions: Do soil improvement treatments select for particular components of bacterial populations and hence drive community development? If so, at what functional and phylogenetic level is this selection expressed? Can any changes in community structure be related to changes in the function of the community or is biogeochemical function independent of community structure and controlled by other mechanisms?

The work was part of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, which was established in 1999 and was centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now the James Hutton Institute) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders. During the experiment, the site was monitored to assess changes in above-ground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity).

Publication date: 2018-08-20

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

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

You must cite: Gray, N.D.; Hastings, R.C.; Sheppard, S.K.; Loughnane, P.; Lloyd, D.; McCarthy, A.J.; Head, I.M. (2018). Bacterial community structure and soil process data from a sewage sludge amended upland grassland soil experiment, 2000 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/1cebca07-dd82-4ba2-823b-274868abda42

 

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© University of Liverpool

© University of Newcastle

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1999-05-02    to    2000-11-24

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Gray, N.D., Hastings, R.C., Sheppard, S.K., Loughnane, P., Lloyd, D., McCarthy, A.J. and Head, I.M., 2003. Effects of soil improvement treatments on bacterial community structure and soil processes in an upland grassland soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 46(1), pp.11-22.
Usher, M.B., Sier, A.R., Hornung, M. and Millard, P., 2006. Understanding biological diversity in soil: the UK's Soil Biodiversity Research Programme. Applied Soil Ecology, 33(2), pp.101-113.

Provenance & quality

Data were collected as part of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, which was established in 1999 and was centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (MLURI) (now the James Hutton Institute) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT 8545 1963). Data were collected by students and staff, following defined protocols, as recounted in supporting information. Data from the programme were managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Sier, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Gray, N.D.
University of Newcastle
Hastings, R.C.
University of Liverpool
Sheppard, S.K.
University of Wales, Cardiff
Loughnane, P.
University of Liverpool
Lloyd, D.
University of Wales, Cardiff
McCarthy, A.J.
University of Liverpool
Head, I.M.
University of Newcastle

Other contacts

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)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Scottish borders,  Soil ammonia,  Soil ammonia oxidation potential,  Soil de-nitrification potential,  Soil methane oxidisation potential,  Soil methane production,  Soil moisture,  Soil pH,  Soil respiration rate,  Sourhope,  Total Kjeldahl nitrogen,  Total organic carbon,  TTGE
INSPIRE Theme
Soil