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Biological, ecological and physical data collected from salt marsh and mudflat sites on the West and East coast of England during the winter and summer of 2013 by the Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) project

This series comprises biological, ecological and physical data from the Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) project. The CBESS project addressed the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows for selected salt marsh and mudflat habitats. CBESS ran from 2012 – 2016 and involved nine universities, two non-government organisations and three statutory bodies, all concerned with the ecology and management of coastal systems. Data was collected from three salt marsh and mudflat sites in Morecambe Bay, North West England and a further three on the Essex coast, South East England in the winter and summer of 2013. Measurements at each site included comprehensive biological, ecological and physical data collected from 22 quadrats arranged over a hierarchy of spatial scales (1m, 10m, 100m).
This data series was collected as part of the CBESS programme (NE/J015644/1), under the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) initiative. BESS is a six-year programme (2011-2017) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK’s Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.

Publication date: 2016-02-01 ( created 2013-08-31 )

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This aggregate includes the following resources

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) locations, elevations and proximity metrics of survey quadrats in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) dry weight root biomass from three soil depths on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) surface sediment water content in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) sediment stability by Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM) in salt marsh and mud flat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) soil bulk density from three soil depths on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) net primary productivity (NPP) on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) spider and beetle abundance on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) plant height on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) soil electrical conductivity on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) eddy covariance flux data for Abbotts Hall, Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) population bioturbation potential in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) sedimentation and erosion monitoring over saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) greenhouse gas fluxes in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) projected area of vegetation in saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) eddy covariance flux data for Cartmel Sands, Morecambe

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) meteorological data from Abbotts Hall, Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) macrofaunal community metrics - total abundance (TA), total biomass (TB), species richness (SR), evenness (J) and community bioturbation potential (BPc) in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) soil moisture content from three soil depths on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) meteorological data from Cartmel Sands, Morecambe

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) individual bioturbation potential in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) global positioning system (GPS) locations for instruments and features associated with wave monitoring and sedimentation-erosion table installations in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) wave monitoring over saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) macrofaunal abundance in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) the erosion rate of sediment cores from salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) nutrient exchange fluxes between sediment cores and overlying site water

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) macrofaunal biomass in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) standing crop biomass on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) total organic carbon in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) surface sediment colloidal carbohydrate concentration in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) soil organic matter content from three soil depths on saltmarsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) percentage cover of plant species on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) surface sediment chlorophyll concentrations in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) sediment particle size in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) global positioning system (GPS) locations of survey quadrats in saltmarsh and mudflat habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) soil pH on salt marsh sites at Morecambe Bay and Essex

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Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2013-08-31

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University of St Andrews
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textTable
Spatial Reference System
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic Categories
Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Other keywords
saltmarsh
mudflat
Place keywords
Essex
Morecambe Bay
Theme keywords
BESS
CBESS

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/413dc2b2-f38b-4f8a-a198-f78b07534fb8

Metadata

Record identifier
413dc2b2-f38b-4f8a-a198-f78b07534fb8
Record last updated
2016-08-23T14:31:08