Armstrong, A.; Richardson, H.; Waldron, S.; Ostle, N.J.; Whitaker, J.

Field measurements of peatland carbon cycling at a wind farm hosting peatland in Scotland, UK

Data from a field-based investigation into the spatio-temporal variability of abiotic and biotic controls on peatland carbon cycling. Data was collected between February 2011 and April 2013, across an area of blanket bog peatland at Black Law Wind Farm, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Plant-soil properties data includes total carbon content, total nitrogen content and carbon to nitrogen ratio of vegetation, litter and peat, carbon and nitrogen stock for litter and peat, bulk density, soil moisture content, pH and soil microbial community composition of peat (Phospholipid Fatty Acids). Peatland carbon cycling data includes measures of litter decomposition, dissolved organic carbon concentration, methane fluxes, net ecosystem exchange, photosynthesis and ecosystem respiration. Physical parameters measured includes below ground temperature from April 2011 to June 2012 and soil moisture content from May 2011 to April 2013.

Publication date: 2015-08-20

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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: Armstrong, A.; Richardson, H.; Waldron, S.; Ostle, N.J.; Whitaker, J. (2015). Field measurements of peatland carbon cycling at a wind farm hosting peatland in Scotland, UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/99416ba1-b670-4a82-8225-9644293fb4de

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2011-04-01    to    2013-04-30

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Armstrong, A., Waldron, S., Ostle, N. J., Richardson, H., & Whitaker, J. (2015). Biotic and Abiotic Factors Interact to Regulate Northern Peatland Carbon Cycling. Ecosystems, 18(8), 1395–1409.

Provenance & quality

Data from a field-based investigation into the spatio-temporal variability of abiotic and biotic controls on peatland carbon cycling. Data was collected between February 2011 and April 2013, across an area of blanket bog peatland at Black Law Wind Farm, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Plant-soil properties data includes total carbon (C) content (%), total nitrogen (N) content (%) and C:N of vegetation, litter and peat, C stock and N stock for litter and peat (g (C or N) m-2, to depth of litter layer or surface 15 cm of peat), and bulk density (g m-3), soil moisture content (%), pH and soil microbial community composition of peat (Phospholipid Fatty Acids (PLFAs) expressed as µg g-1 dry weight of soil). Peatland carbon cycling data includes measures of litter decomposition (expressed as % initial litter mass remaining), dissolved organic carbon concentration ([DOC]) (mg/l), methane (CH4) fluxes, net ecosystem exchange (NEE), photosynthesis and ecosystem respiration (CO2-C m-2 hr-1). Physical parameters measured included belowground temperature (to a depth of 5 cm) from April 2011 to June 2012 and soil moisture content from May 2011 to April 2013.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Armstrong, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Richardson, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Waldron, S.
University of Glasgow
Ostle, N.J.
Lancaster University
Whitaker, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Keywords
belowground temperature,  Black Law Wind Farm,  bulk density,  carbon stock,  carbon to nitrogen ratio,  dissolved organic carbon,  ecosystem respiration,  Lanarkshire,  litter,  litter decomposition,  methane flux,  net ecosystem exchange,  nitrogen stock,  peat,  peatland carbon cycling,  pH,  Phospholipid Fatty Acids,  photosynthesis,  physical parameters,  Plant properties,  Scotland soil microbial community composition,  soil moisture content,  soil moisture content,  soil properties,  total carbon content,  total nitrogen content,  vegetation