Fountain, M.T. et al

Soil fauna data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2002-2003 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

This data set includes records of soil fauna sampled from the Sourhope experimental site in July and October 2002, and April, June and October 2003. These include collembola, spiders, slugs and beetles and a range of invertebrates captured by a variety of methods. Data were collected during a project funded under the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme.
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) 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: 2018-01-19

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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: Fountain, M.T. ; Thomas, R.S.; Brown, V.K.; Gange, A.C.; Murray, P.J.; Symondson, W.O.C.; Woodcock, B.; Granger, S.; Chapman, V. ; Burt-Smith, G. (2018). Soil fauna data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2002-2003 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/787b4473-d40c-474f-be45-21c3a838fe6f

 

© 2018 University of Reading

© 2018 University of London

© 2018 Cardiff University

© 2018 Rothamsted Research

© 2018 The James Hutton Institute

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2002-06-01    to    2003-10-01

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
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.
Fountain, M.T., Brown, V.K., Gange, A.C., Symondson, W.O. and Murray, P.J., 2007. The effects of the insecticide chlorpyrifos on spider and Collembola communities. Pedobiologia, 51(2), pp.147-158.
Fountain, M.T., Brown, V.K., Gange, A.C., Symondson, W.O.C. and Murray, P.J., 2008. Multitrophic effects of nutrient addition in upland grassland. Bulletin of entomological research, 98(3), pp.283-292.
Fountain, M.T., Thomas, R.S., Brown, V.K., Gange, A.C., Murray, P.J. and Symondson, W.O.C., 2009. Effects of nutrient and insecticide treatments on invertebrate numbers and predation on slugs in an upland grassland: A monoclonal antibody-based approach. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 131(3), pp.145-153.

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). Soil samples were collected by students and staff at the experimental site before being processed according to standard protocols. Data were then transferred to the programme data manager at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Fountain, M.T.
University of Reading
Thomas, R.S.
Cardiff University
Brown, V.K.
University of Reading
Gange, A.C.
University of London
Murray, P.J.
Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
Symondson, W.O.C.
Cardiff University
Woodcock, B.
University of Reading
Granger, S.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Chapman, V.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Burt-Smith, G.
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
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Beetles,  Biodiversity Collembola,  Insecticide,  Nutrient addition,  Scottish borders,  Slugs,  Soil Sourhope,  Spiders