Emmett, B.A. et al

Topsoil mineralisable nitrogen (mineral-N) data 2007 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of measures of topsoil mineralisable nitrogen (Mineral-N) from soils sampled from up to 256 1km squares across Great Britain in 2007. The Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside. The sample sites are chosen from a stratified random sample, based on a 15 by 15 km grid of GB. Surveys have been carried out in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, with repeated visits to the majority of squares. The countryside is sampled and surveyed using rigorous scientific methods, allowing us to compare new results with those from previous surveys. In this way we can detect the gradual and subtle changes that occur in the UK's countryside over time. In addition to soil data, habitat areas, vegetation species data, linear habitat data, and freshwater habitat data are also gathered by Countryside Survey.

Publication date: 2016-07-06

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

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You must cite: Emmett, B.A.; Reynolds, B.; Chamberlain, P.M.; Rowe, E.; Spurgeon, D.; Brittain, S.A.; Frogbrook, Z.; Hughes, S.; Lawlor, A.J.; Poskitt, J.; Potter, E.; Robinson, D.A.; Scott, A.; Wood, C.M.; Woods, C. (2016). Topsoil mineralisable nitrogen (mineral-N) data 2007 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3bafb72b-9f2a-4cbc-a7b8-46e3731c6759

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2007-05-01    to    2007-11-01

Provenance & quality

Soil samples were collected in the summer of 2007 by professional field surveyors. Soils were sampled from up to 591 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. A sub-sample from up to 256 1km squares were analysed for mineral-N according to standardised protocols at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in 2007. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Bridget Emmett
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Emmett, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Reynolds, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Chamberlain, P.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowe, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Spurgeon, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brittain, S.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Frogbrook, Z.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hughes, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lawlor, A.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Poskitt, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Potter, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Robinson, D.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scott, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Woods, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
enquiries@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
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Keywords
Environmental survey mineralisable nitrogen,  mineral-N,  soil,  Soil topsoil