Robroek, B.J.M.; Shepherd, H.E.R.; Steele, M.N.; Dumont, M.G.

Plant community data from burned peat soil on the Stalybridge estate (UK), October 2018

This dataset is a compilation of results obtained from vegetation surveys in the Stalybride estate moorlands (commonly known as the Saddleworth moors) following a wildfire in 2018. Ten plots were established in October 2018 at the post-fire site which were 10 m x 10 m in size. Five plots were identified as suffering a less severe (shallow) burn. The other 5 plots were in areas where a more severe (deep) burn. In all plots the surface vegetation had been removed by the fire exposing the bare peat.

The data file contains: (1) On-site post-fire vegetation data – species ID and coverage, and (2) species presence in the one-year post-fire seed bank.

The dataset is the result of research in the light of an NERC Urgency grant entitled 'RECOUP-Moor: Restoring Ecosystem CarbOn Uptake of Post-fire Moorland' (NE/S011943/1, led by Dr. Bjorn Robroek of the University of Southampton (now Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands).

Publication date: 2022-01-13

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

Format of the data: txt

You must cite: Robroek, B.J.M.; Shepherd, H.E.R.; Steele, M.N.; Dumont, M.G. (2022). Plant community data from burned peat soil on the Stalybridge estate (UK), October 2018. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/56561ed3-55d0-454c-a6b9-7e633ccf9647

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-10-22    to    2019-05-14

Provenance & quality

We performed a series of vegetation surveys in these plots to track the composition of the recovering vascular plant community. Vegetation surveys were performed using a 1 m x 1 m point quadrat with 1 cm intervals. We performed two surveys at random positions within each plot. The results of the two survey were then combined to give one overall community for each plot at each time of survey.


Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Bjorn Robroek
University of Southampton
 bjorn.robroek@ru.nl

Authors

Robroek, B.J.M.
University of Southampton
Shepherd, H.E.R.
University of Southampton
Steele, M.N.
University of Southampton
Dumont, M.G.
University of Southampton

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Southampton
 bjorn.robroek@ru.nl

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Moorland,  Peatland,  Soil Vegetation,  Wildfire
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Funding
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Award: NE/S011943/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:21