Buckland, S.; Burt-Smith, G.; Walker, W.

Botanical data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 1999-2002 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

The data set comprises vegetation species and abundance information, surveyed using a 50 x 50 cm point quadrat, from a selection of the plots within an experimental site at Sourhope, Scotland. The surveys were carried out in the summers of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The 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) 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: 2017-11-30

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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: Buckland, S.; Burt-Smith, G.; Walker, W. (2017). Botanical data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 1999-2002 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c730867f-ffd7-4d2d-9dd0-e2f30a7dbbf6

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1998-07-27    to    2002-10-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme

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).

Data were collected by staff employed by MLURI and were managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Andy Sier
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Buckland, S.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Burt-Smith, G.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Walker, W.
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
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Biodiversity Land use