Johnson, D.; Leake, J.R.; Read, D.J.

Microbial biomass measurements from an upland grassland liming experiment [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

These measurements of soil microbial biomass carbon, soil basal respiration rate and metabolic quotient were taken from an experiment set up at the University of Sheffield, using soil from the NERC Soil Biodiversity site at Sourhope.

The work was 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 (now the James Hutton Institute) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders. During the experiment, the site was monitored to assess changes in above-ground biomass production (productivity), species composition and relative abundance (diversity).

Publication date: 2018-08-20

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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: Johnson, D.; Leake, J.R.; Read, D.J. (2018). Microbial biomass measurements from an upland grassland liming experiment [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e300da0a-e0db-42b3-8986-56efef2985c2

 

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Where/When

Temporal extent
2001-08-01    to    2001-08-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Website for the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme
Johnson, D., Leake, J. R., & Read, D. J. (2005). Liming and nitrogen fertilization affects phosphatase activities, microbial biomass and mycorrhizal colonisation in upland grassland. Plant and Soil, 271(1-2), 157-164.
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) farm at Sourhope in the Scottish Borders (Grid reference: NT 8545 1963). These data were collected from an experimental facility using soil from the Sourhope site. Data were collected by students and staff from the University of Sheffield, following defined protocols.

Data from the programme 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

Johnson, D.
University of Sheffield
Leake, J.R.
University of Sheffield
Read, D.J.
University of Sheffield

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Metabolic quotient,  Soil,  Soil basal respiration rate,  Soil microbial biomass carbon
INSPIRE Theme
Soil