Cole, L.; Bardgett, R.D.; Buckland, S.M.; Burt-Smith, G.

Plant and soil animal diversity measurements from a disturbance and nitrogen addition experiment in an upland grassland site [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

Data comprises abundance measures of mites, collembola and plant biomass collected from a field experiment based at Sourhope. Experimental plots varied in nitrogen addition treatment and level of ground disturbance.
The data were collected as a component of the NERC Soil Biodiversity 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: 2018-10-15

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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: Cole, L.; Bardgett, R.D.; Buckland, S.M.; Burt-Smith, G. (2018). Plant and soil animal diversity measurements from a disturbance and nitrogen addition experiment in an upland grassland site [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b0c85bce-6fe2-4c1e-9750-6f990532eafc

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2000-05-01    to    2001-10-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil biodiversity programme
Cole, L., Buckland, S. M., & Bardgett, R. D. (2008). Influence of disturbance and nitrogen addition on plant and soil animal diversity in grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 40(2), 505-514.

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. Soil samples and plant counts were collected by students and staff at the experimental site in 2000 and 2001 before being processed according to standard protocols. Data were then 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

Cole, L.
Lancaster University
Bardgett, R.D.
Lancaster University
Buckland, S.M.
James Hutton Institute
Burt-Smith, G.
James Hutton 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
Environment
Keywords
Biodiversity Collembola,  Microarthropod,  Mites,  Nitrogen,  Plant biomass,  Scottish borders,  Soil Sourhope
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities