Keith, A.M.; Thomas, A.R.C.; Henrys, P.A.; Emmett, B.A.

Topsoil invertebrate density estimates from the Countryside Survey of Great Britain, 2007 using a generalized additive model

This dataset presents modelled estimates of soil invertebrate density (individuals m-2) at 1km2 resolution across Great Britain. A Generalized Additive Model approach was used with Countryside Survey soil invertebrate density data from 2007 and including climate, habitat, soil and spatial predictors. The model is based on soil invertebrate density data from 830 locations across Great Britain and is representative of 0-8 cm soil depth. Soil invertebrates were extracted from cores using a dry Tullgren extraction method and enumerated by microscope. The Countryside Survey looks at a range of physical, chemical and biological properties of the topsoil from a representative sample of habitats across the UK.

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2020-12-07

Get the data

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

Format of the data: NetCDF

You must cite: Keith, A.M.; Thomas, A.R.C.; Henrys, P.A.; Emmett, B.A. (2020). Topsoil invertebrate density estimates from the Countryside Survey of Great Britain, 2007 using a generalized additive model. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/93207428-aace-4bb5-9073-2eb44ad632d1

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2007-01-01    to    2007-12-31

Provenance & quality

The data used to model soil invertebrate density are taken from the Countryside Survey. The technical reports by Emmett et al. (2010) present full methodological details for the Countryside Survey soil sampling and analytical processes, and can be found at:

http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9354/1/CS_UK_2007_TR9.pdf

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Keith, A.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thomas, A.R.C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henrys, P.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, 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 , Environment , Geoscientific Information
Keywords
Biology,  Broad Habitat,  Climate,  collebola,  Countryside Survey,  Invertebrates,  Microarthropods,  Parent Material Model,  Soil UK-SCAPE
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
06 October 2021 14:50