Deacon, L.J.; Pryce-Miller, E.J.; Frankland, J.C.; Bainbridge, B.W.; Moore, P.D.; Robinson, C.H.; Parekh, N.

Substrate utilisation profiles for saprotrophic fungi and moisture content data from soil sampled in an upland grassland experiment at Sourhope, Scotland, 2001 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

This set of data comprises substrate utilisation profiles for saprotrophic fungi (using the commercially available BIOLOG plate method) and moisture content data from soils sampled from experimental plots at Sourhope, Scotland. The data were collected in order to determine how the high species richness of decomposer (saprotrophic) fungi and their relative frequencies of occurrence influence the decomposition of organic matter.
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: 2018-03-02

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

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

You must cite: Deacon, L.J.; Pryce-Miller, E.J.; Frankland, J.C.; Bainbridge, B.W.; Moore, P.D.; Robinson, C.H.; Parekh, N. (2018). Substrate utilisation profiles for saprotrophic fungi and moisture content data from soil sampled in an upland grassland experiment at Sourhope, Scotland, 2001 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/662b8cb3-afca-43c6-a6e8-e56fcf94626b

 

© 2018 University of London

© Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council)

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2001-01-01    to    2001-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Deacon, L.J., Pryce-Miller, E.J., Frankland, J.C., Bainbridge, B.W., Moore, P.D. and Robinson, C.H., 2006. Diversity and function of decomposer fungi from a grassland soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 38(1), pp.7-20
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).
Data were collected by scientists employed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University London and were managed by 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

Deacon, L.J.
King’s College, University of London
Pryce-Miller, E.J.
King’s College, University of London
Frankland, J.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bainbridge, B.W.
King’s College, University of London
Moore, P.D.
King’s College, University of London
Robinson, C.H.
King’s College, University of London
Parekh, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
Environment , Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Keywords
BIOLOG,  fungal cultures,  saprotrophic fungi,  Scottish borders Soil Sourhope,  upland grassland