Data on the carbon and nitrogen cycling in soils from different geologies within the Hampshire Avon catchment, UK. The dataset also includes functional gene data, anion and cation concentrations, methane production and oxidation potential, and nitrification, denitrification and mineralization rates. Data were collected between February 2013 and November 2014. Data were collected to address the hypotheses of how the functional microbial community involved in carbon and nitrogen cycling changed seasonally and with geology. Data were collected as part of the project "The role of lateral exchange in modulating the seaward flux of C, N, P", funded under NERC's Macronutrients Cycles research programme.
Publication date: 2016-04-21
At each site, 9 soil samples were taken within a 40 x 40 m transect at 20 m intervals. From these samples, sub-samples were taken and stored differently depending on what analysis was done. All data were collected using standard methodologies as detailed in the supporting information.