Henrys, P.A.; Keith, A.M.; Robinson, D.A.; Emmett, B.A.

Model estimates of topsoil microbes [Countryside Survey]

Topsoil microbe data - Bacteria. Data is representative of 0 - 15 cm soil depth and includes bacterial community structure as assessed by ordination scores, Shannon diversity index and Simpson diversity index. Over 1000 samples from 233 1km x 1km squares across Great Britain were sampled in 2007 and analysed. See Emmett et al. 2010 for further details of sampling and Griffiths et al. 2011 for further details of methods. Estimates of mean values within selected habitats and parent material characteristics across GB were made using Countryside Survey (CS) data from 2007 using a mixed model approach. The estimated means of habitat/parent material combinations using 2007 data are modelled on dominant habitat and parent material characteristics derived from the Land Cover Map 2007 and Parent Material Model 2009, respectively. The parent material characteristic used was that which minimised AIC in each model (see dataset documentation). Please see Scott, 2008 for further details of similar statistical analysis. Areas, such as urban and littoral rock, are not sampled by CS and therefore have no associated data. Also, in some circumstances sample sizes for particular habitat/parent material combinations were insufficient to estimate mean values.

References:
Emmett, B.A., Frogbrook, Z.L., Chamberlain P.M., Griffiths R., Pickup R., Poskitt, J., Reynolds B., Rowe E., Rowland P., Spurgeon D., Wilson J., Wood, C.M. (2008). Countryside Survey Technical Report No.03/07: Soils Manual. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. https://countrysidesurvey.org.uk/content/all-technical-reports

Griffiths, R.I.; Thomson, B.C.; James, P.; Bell, T.; Bailey, M.; Whiteley, A.S. (2011). The bacterial biogeography of British soils. Environmental Microbiology, 13 (6). 1642-1654. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02480.x

Scott, W.A. (2008). CS Technical Report No.4/07: Statistical Report. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. https://countrysidesurvey.org.uk/content/all-technical-reports

Publication date: 2014-06-26

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You must cite: Henrys, P.A.; Keith, A.M.; Robinson, D.A.; Emmett, B.A. (2014). Model estimates of topsoil microbes [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/53210c27-87fc-46e4-a3d6-e731003dc541

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2007-01-01    to    2007-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Griffiths, Robert I.; Thomson, Bruce C.; James, Phillip; Bell, Thomas; Bailey, Mark; Whiteley, Andrew S.. 2011 The bacterial biogeography of British soils. Environmental Microbiology, 13 (6). 1642-1654.

Provenance & quality

Data used are taken from the Countryside Survey Soils Report (Emmett et al. 2010) which can be found at http://www.countrysidesurvey.org.uk/outputs/technical-reports

Correspondence/contact details

Keith, A.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Henrys, P.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Keith, A.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Robinson, D.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Broad Habitat,  Countryside Survey,  Non-metric Multidimensional Scaling ordination (NMDS),  Parent Material Model,  Shannon diversity index,  Simpson diversity index,  Soil
INSPIRE Theme
Soil