Joly, F.X.; Subke, J.A.

Carbon and nitrogen stocks in soil organic matter fractions along grassland-to-forest conversion chronosequences across Scotland in 2018

This dataset contains the carbon and nitrogen content of soil organic matter fractions collected along grassland-to-forest conversion chronosequences.

Four chronosequences of grassland-to-forest conversion were used across Scotland, from Alyth to Craik. Soil samples were collected in summer 2018. Soil samples were collected using soil corers. In 2020, soil samples were fractionated in the laboratory, and the elemental composition of bulk soil and soil fraction samples was determined. The goal of the study was to determine the changes in the quantity of soil organic carbon and nitrogen, and the form in which these carbon and nitrogen are stored.

Publication date: 2022-04-22

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

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

You must cite: Joly, F.X.; Subke, J.A. (2022). Carbon and nitrogen stocks in soil organic matter fractions along grassland-to-forest conversion chronosequences across Scotland in 2018. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/ad3d4c0a-66d5-4367-a41c-5f3cdff752f7

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-05-01    to    2018-09-30

Provenance & quality

The data were collected from the results of each measure made on all soil samples. These separate results were then merged by site/sample/soil depth into a single dataframe using R.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Fran├žois-Xavier Joly
University of Stirling
UNITED KINGDOM
 francois-xavier.joly@univie.ac.at

Authors

Joly, F.X.
University of Stirling
Subke, J.A.
University of Stirling

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Stirling

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Coniferous forests,  Grasslands,  Scotland,  Scot pine,  Soil carbon,  Soil fractions,  Soil organic matter
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
19 May 2022 15:47