Griffiths, R.I.; Whiteley, A.S.; O'Donnell, A.G.; Bailey, M.J.; Mayoux, D.; Burt-Smith, G.

Soil bacterial cell counts and moisture content from a water stress experiment [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

These data comprise culturable cell counts in different media from soil microbial analysis within a microcosm experiment investigating moisture perturbations on microbes, set up at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Oxford. The experiment used soil turves from outside the main experimental plots at Sourhope, Scotland, collected in July 2001. Soil moisture data are also included.

Data were collected as part of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, established in 1999 and centred upon the intensive study of a large field experiment located at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now the James Hutton Institute)'s farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders. During this time, the site was monitored to assess changes in aboveground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity).

Publication date: 2018-01-30

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

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

You must cite: Griffiths, R.I.; Whiteley, A.S.; O'Donnell, A.G.; Bailey, M.J.; Mayoux, D.; Burt-Smith, G. (2018). Soil bacterial cell counts and moisture content from a water stress experiment [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/999b9188-1784-497a-bdce-8fdfbd03e15b

 

© 2018 University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

© 2018 The James Hutton Institute

© Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council)

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1999-04-01    to    2004-03-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Griffiths, R. I., Whiteley, A. S., O'Donnell, A. G., and Bailey, M. J. (2003). Physiological and Community Responses of Established Grassland Bacterial Populations to Water Stress. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69: 6961-6968.
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).

Data were collected by scientists employed by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and MLURI, and were managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Griffiths, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Griffiths, R.I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Whiteley, A.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
O'Donnell, A.G.
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Bailey, M.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mayoux, D.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Burt-Smith, G.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute

Other contacts

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

Spatial

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

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Keywords
drought stress,  microbes,  molecular biology,  Physiological assays,  Scottish borders,  Soil,  Soil soil horizon,  Sourhope,  tetrazolium staining