Davies, C.A.; Skiba, U.

Static chamber measurements of nitrous oxide flux from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2000-2001 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

The dataset comprises nitrous oxide (N2O) flux data, collected from static chambers as part of a study to determine how land management affected nitrogen cycling by nitrifiers and denitrifiers in an upland agricultural grassland soil and to determine the effects of changing environmental conditions on nitric and nitrous oxide production and emission as a result of land management.
Data were collected during a project funded under the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme, established in 1999 and centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now the James Hutton Institute) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT8545019630). During the experiment, the site was monitored to assess changes in above-ground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity).

Publication date: 2018-03-13

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

Access and use conditions

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

You must cite: Davies, C.A.; Skiba, U. (2018). Static chamber measurements of nitrous oxide flux from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2000-2001 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/46b23af7-0f63-4416-ad71-c08ee028c3b2

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2000-05-01    to    2001-11-30

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Usher, M.B., Sier, A.R., Hornung, M. and Millard, P., 2006. Understanding biological diversity in soil: the UK's Soil Biodiversity Research Programme. Applied Soil Ecology, 33(2), pp.101-113.

Provenance & quality

Data were collected as part of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, which was established in 1999 and was centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (MLURI) (now the James Hutton Institute)’s farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT8545019630). Gas samples were collected by students and staff at the experimental site before being processed according to standard protocols, with the data then being transferred to the programme data manager at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Sier, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Davies, C.A.
University of Edinburgh
Skiba, U.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Gas chromatograph,  Gas flux chamber,  Gas fluxes,  GC,  Nitrous oxide,  Scottish borders,  Soil Sourhope