Griffiths, R.I.; Whiteley, A. S.; O’Donnell, A. G.; Bailey, M. J. ; Buckland, S.M.

Substrate utilisation profiles and moisture content data from soil sampled in an upland grassland experiment at Sourhope, Scotland [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

These data comprise substrate utilisation profiles (using the BIOLOG gram-negative method) and moisture content data from soil sampled in an upland grassland experiment at Sourhope, Scotland. BIOLOG-GN (gram-negative) substrate utilisation analyses were used to give an indication of the ability of a subset of the bacterial community to utilise various carbon sources. These data include both temporal and spatial diversity in different depths of semi-natural grassland soil cores collected at different sample dates. Samples were collected in July 1999, October 1999, April 2000 and August 2000.
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 (Grid reference: NT8545019630). During this time, the site was monitored to assess changes in aboveground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity).

Publication date: 2018-01-25

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

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This resource 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. ; Buckland, S.M. (2018). Substrate utilisation profiles and moisture content data from soil sampled in an upland grassland experiment at Sourhope, Scotland [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c42b0e3b-69e4-4941-addf-20c2e0612c58

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1999-07-08    to    2000-08-31

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). Influence of depth and sampling time on bacterial community structure in an upland grassland soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 43: 35-43.
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
Buckland, S.M.
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
Environment , Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Keywords
microbes,  Scottish borders,  soil,  Soil Sourhope