Kuan, H.L. ; Fenwick, C.; Glover, L.A. ; Griffiths, B.S.; Ritz, K.

Soil microbial community resilience data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2001 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

This set of data describes resilience in microbial communities in samples taken at the Sourhope experimental site in 2001 by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, the University of Aberdeen and Cranfield University. 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)

Access and use conditions

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

You must cite: Kuan, H.L. ; Fenwick, C.; Glover, L.A. ; Griffiths, B.S.; Ritz, K. (2018). Soil microbial community resilience data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2001 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/7af2f732-f8a5-4a87-bcc0-dae54323efd0

 

© 2018 The James Hutton Institute

© 2018 University of Aberdeen

© 2018 Cranfield University

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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:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Kuan, H. L., Fenwick, C., Glover, L. A., Griffiths, B. S., & Ritz, K. (2006). Functional resilience of microbial communities from perturbed upland grassland soils to further persistent or transient stresses. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 38(8), 2300-2306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.02.013
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). Soil samples were collected by students and staff at the experimental site before being processed according to standard protocols, with the data then being transferred to the programme data manager at 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

Kuan, H.L.
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Fenwick, C.
University of Aberdeen
Glover, L.A.
University of Aberdeen
Griffiths, B.S.
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Ritz, K.
Cranfield University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

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
Biodiversity Copper toxicity,  Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis,  DGGE,  DNA,  Microbial community structure,  Respiration,  Scottish borders,  Soil Soil properties,  Sourhope