Adamson, J.K.

Solute concentrations in water samples from clearfelled and standing Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forest ecosystems, Kershope Forest

The dataset consists of solute concentrations (Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Aluminium, Phosphate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chlorine, Sulphate), also pH and suspended solids, in waters sampled from clear felled and standing Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forest ecosystems in Kershope Forest, Cumbria, UK. Water samples were collected from the ecosystem of a Sitka spruce plantation at weekly intervals for six years. The drainage system of the site had been designed to divide the plantation into a series of artificial catchments, three of which were designated experimental plots and clearfelled in the second year of sampling while three others were the control plots which remained unfelled until the end of the study. This work formed part of a programme of field and laboratory work to determine the effects of felling plantation forest on soil processes. Samples were collected by staff from the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) between 1981 and 1987.

Publication date: 2014-08-28

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

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

You must cite: Adamson, J.K. (2014). Solute concentrations in water samples from clearfelled and standing Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) forest ecosystems, Kershope Forest. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3f22ef89-22d3-4876-a99e-7ee28f775e0e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1981-06-17    to    1987-12-31

Provenance & quality

Samples were collected by staff from the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE), Merlewood, Grange over Sands, Cumbria between 1981 and 1987. Chemical analysis of samples was undertaken by the Chemical Analysis Section, ITE Merlewood, Cumbria. Data have since been managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Please see online supporting information for further details.

Correspondence/contact details

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
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Authors

Adamson, J.K.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

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
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Keywords
chemistry,  clearcutting,  clear felling,  Conifers,  Cumbria drainage water,  forestry,  forests,  hydrology,  Kershope Forest,  Parr Section Picea sitchensis Sitka spruce,  soil,  soil processes,  Water quality Water Resources