Fry, E.L.; Hall, A.L.; Savage, J.; Bardgett, R.D.; Ostle, N.; Pywell, R.F.; Bullock, J.M.

Ecosystem function and vegetation data from Parsonage Down, UK, in 2013

This dataset contains vegetation survey data and nitrate and ammonium concentrations, microbial biomass data, particle size, and nitrification and mineralisation rates within soils from an experiment based at Parsonage Down, UK. The vegetation survey comprises total species percentage cover and species richness data from four 50 cm by 50 cm quadrats. The experiment investigated the effect of different plant groups on soil carbon stores and nutrient cycling, by using a mixture of hand weeding and herbicide spot spraying to create different plant communities on the species rich grassland at Parsonage Down. The resulting carbon and nutrient cycling rates were compared to the characteristics of the plant groups. The experiment ran from 2013 to 2015 and this dataset contains data from 2013 only. This experiment was part of the Wessex BESS project, a six-year (2011-2017) project aimed at understanding how biodiversity underpins the ecosystem functions and services that landscapes provide.

Publication date: 2017-01-10

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

Access and use conditions

This resource is embargoed and will be made available by 31 January 2019 at the latest  

This resource will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Fry, E.L.; Hall, A.L.; Savage, J.; Bardgett, R.D.; Ostle, N.; Pywell, R.F.; Bullock, J.M. (2017). Ecosystem function and vegetation data from Parsonage Down, UK, in 2013. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4c7c9343-0624-4249-9ab2-183d49d41fe6

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2013-12-31

Quality

Lineage
KCl extractable N and potential mineralisation were measured using an autoanalyser, running 5% analytical replicates, recalibration (at 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 ppm) and blanks every 20 samples. Extracts were adjusted for soil moisture. Standardised protocols were followed in all cases, details of which can be found in the supporting documentation.

Authors

Fry, E.L.
University of Manchester
Hall, A.L.
University of Manchester
Savage, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bardgett, R.D.
University of Manchester
Ostle, N.
Lancaster University
Pywell, R.F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Fry, E.
University of Manchester
Resource Provider
Fry, E.
University of Manchester
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

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
nitrate
ammonium
mineralisation rate
nitrification rate
particle size
Shannons Diversity Index
bulk density
PAR
soil moisture
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Project keywords
Wessex BESS

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/4c7c9343-0624-4249-9ab2-183d49d41fe6
doi:10.5285/4c7c9343-0624-4249-9ab2-183d49d41fe6

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2018-06-11T15:15:47