Buckland, S.; Cornish, C.; Ray, N.; Bruneau, P.; Dawson, L.; Ross, J.

Soil profile descriptions, biomass data and vegetation species from a joint sampling event at Sourhope, Scotland, 2000 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

This dataset includes: biomass data for roots, shoots and litter in soil core samples, vegetation species abundance data for sampled soil blocks, and soil profile descriptions (horizon types & depths) with corresponding pH and moisture content values by horizon for soil blocks. All data were collected during a joint sampling event, held at Sourhope, Scotland, where co-ordinated sampling took place on the 27-28th July 2000 involving groups from within the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme. A single block of soil was extracted from each of the sub-plots ('S' 'T' 'U' 'V') from within each of the main-plots (excluding Control 2 plots) at the field experiment site (see supporting information), and various baseline measurements were recorded. The soil blocks were divided up and sub-samples given to groups participating in the co-ordinated sampling, providing a range of information covering various aspects of soil research that can be linked to the same point in time and space.

The NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme was established in 1999 and was centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now the James Hutton Institute)'s farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT 8545 1963). During this time, the site was monitored to assess changes in aboveground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity).

Publication date: 2017-12-19

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Supporting documentation

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

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

You must cite: Buckland, S.; Cornish, C.; Ray, N.; Bruneau, P.; Dawson, L.; Ross, J. (2017). Soil profile descriptions, biomass data and vegetation species from a joint sampling event at Sourhope, Scotland, 2000 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4c0fd1b5-2934-4bd4-b444-1a10499ee900

 

© 2017 The James Hutton Institute

© 2017 University of Stirling

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2000-07-27    to    2000-07-28

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Usher, M. B., Sier, A. R., Hornung, M., & Millard, P. (2006). Understanding biological diversity in soil: the UK's Soil Biodiversity Research Programme. Applied Soil Ecology, 33(2), 101-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2006.03.006

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). Data were collected by staff employed by MLURI and the University of Stirling and were managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Further details are available in the supporting information.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Buckland, S.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Cornish, C.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Ray, N.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Bruneau, P.
University of Stirling
Dawson, L.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Ross, J.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute

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
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Biodiversity Soil Sourhope
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities