Finlay, B.J. et al

Soil protozoa data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

This set of data describes protozoa abundance and diversity in samples taken at the Sourhope experimental site in 1999 and 2000 by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Glasgow. 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)

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

You must cite: Finlay, B.J.; Black, H.I.J.; Brown, S.; Clarke, K.J.; Esteban, G.F.; Hindle, R.M.; Olmo, J.L.; Rollett, A.; Vickerman, K.; Buckland, S. (2018). Soil protozoa data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a5737c31-5c8d-43f3-980a-4736510d6b05

 

© 2018 The James Hutton Institute

© 2018 University of Glasgow

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

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1999-03-02    to    2000-07-17

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Finlay, Bland J., Helaina IJ Black, Susan Brown, Ken J. Clarke, Genoveva F. Esteban, Ruth M. Hindle, José L. Olmo, Alison Rollett, and Keith Vickerman. Estimating the growth potential of the soil protozoan community. Protist 151, no. 1 (2000): 69-80. https://doi.org/10.1078/1434-4610-00008
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) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT 8545 1963). Soil samples were collected by students and staff at the experimental site before being processed at CEH Windermere 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

Finlay, B.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Black, H.I.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brown, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clarke, K.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Esteban, G.F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hindle, R.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Olmo, J.L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rollett, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Vickerman, K.
University of Glasgow
Buckland, S.
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
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Biodiversity Protozoa,  Scottish borders,  Soil Sourhope
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities