Fry, E.L.; Hall, A.L.; Savage, J.; Bardgett, R.D.; Ostle, N.; Pywell, R.F.; Bullock, J.M.

Ecosystem function data from Winklebury Hill, UK, in 2013

This dataset contains nitrate and ammonium concentrations, nitrification and mineralisation rates, particle size and microbial biomass data from soils taken from an experiment based at Winklebury Hill, UK. The experiment used seeds and plug plants to create different plant communities on the bare chalk on Winklebury Hill and tested the resulting carbon and nutrient cycling rates and compared these to the characteristics of different plant functional groups. The experiment ran from 2013 to 2016 and this dataset contains data from 2013 only. This experiment was part of the Wessex BESS project, a six-year (2011-2017) project aimed at understanding how biodiversity underpins the ecosystem functions and services that landscapes provide.

Publication date: 2017-01-10

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

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Fry, E.L.; Hall, A.L.; Savage, J.; Bardgett, R.D.; Ostle, N.; Pywell, R.F.; Bullock, J.M. (2017). Ecosystem function data from Winklebury Hill, UK, in 2013. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b8e9c03e-4b71-4e3b-9110-820b7bc0bac7

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2013-12-31

Provenance & quality

KCl extractable N and potential mineralisation were measured using an autoanalyser, running 5% analytical replicates, recalibration (at 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 ppm) and blanks every 20 samples. Extracts were adjusted for soil moisture. Standardised protocols were followed in all cases, details of which can be found in the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

Ellen Fry
University of Manchester
ellen.fry@manchester.ac.uk

Authors

Fry, E.L.
University of Manchester
Hall, A.L.
University of Manchester
Savage, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bardgett, R.D.
University of Manchester
Ostle, N.
Lancaster University
Pywell, R.F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
ammonium,  bulk density,  carbon,  microbial biomass,  mineralisation rate,  nitrate,  nitrification rate,  nitrogen,  particle size,  Wessex BESS
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities