Norton, L.R. et al

Soil metrics and vegetation data from pasture fed livestock farms across Great Britain, 2018

This set of data includes records of vegetation species and characteristics, soil quality metrics and aspects of farm management relating to a single field on each sampled farm. Data were collected in 2018, from farms across Great Britain belonging to the Pasture Fed Livestock Association (PFLA).

The data were collected by the UK Centre of Ecology & Hydrology, during a project funded by the BBSRC, seeking to evidence the impacts of pasture fed livestock approaches on grassland parameters, in particular, sward composition and associated soil qualities.


Publication date: 2021-02-08

Get the data

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

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

You must cite: Norton, L.R.; Wagner, M.; Wood, C.M.; Pinder, A.; Brentegani, M.; Hunt, A.; Risser, H.; Dodd, B.A. (2021). Soil metrics and vegetation data from pasture fed livestock farms across Great Britain, 2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/78ca9a01-107b-4f33-8561-9c3e64db7e02

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-05-01    to    2018-12-21

Provenance & quality

Data were collected by trained members of UKCEH staff, according to standardised protocols in the summer of 2018. Vegetation and management records were collected on electronic recording devices. Soil samples were analysed at UKAS Accredited labs at UKCEH Lancaster. All data were transferred to secure databases at UKCEH Lancaster once collected.

Correspondence/contact details

Norton, L.R.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Norton, L.R.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wagner, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pinder, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brentegani, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hunt, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Risser, H.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dodd, B.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Farming , Environment
Keywords
Agriculture Biodiversity Environmental survey Soil
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:37