Pschenyckyj, C.M.; Evans, C.D.; Shaw, L.J.; Griffiths, R.I.; Clark, J.M.

Acid manipulation field experiment in North Wales and the Peak District (2015-2016): Litter decomposition, Tea Bag Index and pore water chemistry data

Data from an acidity manipulation field experiment for three treatment types: control, acid and alkaline.

Each treatment type had four replications at two experimental site locations and two soil types (making 48 sampling points per sampling time).

The data includes chemistry data (pH, EC, DOC, SUVA254) for a variety of sample types (pore water from peat and organic soil (monthly), decomposing surface litter extracts (quarterly), and soil extracts (quarterly).
Litter bag data includes mass loss of litter following a period of incubation in soil (3, 6 9 or 12 months), and chemistry of litter extracts (pH, EC, DOC, total nitrogen, SUVA254). There are up to four sub-replications per treatment replication.

Data is also presented for the Tea Bag Index, including kTBI (decomposition rate) and S (stabilisation factor). There are up to three sub-replications per treatment replication.

Publication date: 2021-06-21

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

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

You must cite: Pschenyckyj, C.M.; Evans, C.D.; Shaw, L.J.; Griffiths, R.I.; Clark, J.M. (2021). Acid manipulation field experiment in North Wales and the Peak District (2015-2016): Litter decomposition, Tea Bag Index and pore water chemistry data. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3bd6397d-f0db-40c4-885a-95ca280a6683

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Provenance & quality

Data was collected from an acidity manipulation field experiment which took place between 2015-2016 at two locations in the UK; Migneint in North Wales (3°48.8′ W, 52°59.6′ N), and Peaknaze in Northern England (1°54.5′ W, 53°28.3′ N). Water samples were filtered and stored at fridge temperature in amber glass bottles until analysis. Sample analysis took place within 1 week of collection at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Bangor).

Litter and tea bag samples were stored at fridge temperature and processed within one month of collection. Analysis took place at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Bangor). Water extracts were filtered, stored in amber glass bottles at fridge temperature and analysed within one week of the extraction.

All instruments measuring water chemistry were calibrated prior to the analysis, and runs included calibration standards and check solutions of known concentrations. Checks were include at the start, middle and end of the runs to check for drifts in measurements. Aquacheck solutions were also included for QA purposes.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Catharine Pschenyckyj
University College Dublin
 c.pschenyckyj@gmail.com

Authors

Pschenyckyj, C.M.
University College Dublin
Evans, C.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Shaw, L.J.
University of Reading
Griffiths, R.I.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clark, J.M.
University of Reading

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University College Dublin
 c.pschenyckyj@gmail.com

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Acidification,  Litter bag,  Organic soil,  Peat,  Peatland,  Podzol,  Soil Tea bag index
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Soil
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:28