Oliver, V.

Soil and gas measurements from Puna grasslands under different land management over one year

The dataset contains concentrations of total soil organic carbon, soil carbon fractions, soil CO2 fluxes, soil temperature and moisture in the Peruvian Andes. Measurements and sampling took place between 2010 and 2013. Data were generated as part of a larger NERC project: 'Are tropical uplands regional hotspots for methane and nitrous oxide'

Publication date: 2017-12-08

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

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

You must cite: Oliver, V. (2017). Soil and gas measurements from Puna grasslands under different land management over one year. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3813aef3-71cc-49e6-ba21-495a43363001


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Study area
Temporal extent
2010-01-01    to    2013-12-31

Provenance & quality

Soil CO2 gas measurements were collected bi-weekly for one year, using a CO2 analyser, by Dr Viktoria Oliver and Jose Kala, with the aim of investigating the impacts of grazing and fire history on soil C dynamics in the Peruvian montane grasslands. Soil samples were collected from each site and a soil density fraction method was used to determine soil C fractions at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, by Dr Viktoria Oliver. Additional context of the datesets, including methodology and discussion of the findings can be found in the following peer-reviewed article: Oliver, V., Oliveras, I., Kala, J., Lever, R. & Teh, YA, 2017. The effects of burning and grazing on soil carbon dynamics in managed Peruvian tropical montane grasslands. Biogeosciences. Accepted Sept 2017.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Viktoria Oliver
University of Aberdeen
King's College
AB24 3FX


Oliver, V.
University of Aberdeen

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84


Topic categories
Geoscientific Information , Environment
Andean montane grasslands,  fire,  grazing,  Land use Peruvian Andes,  puna,  soil carbon,  soil density fractionation,  soil respiration