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The Macronutrients Turf2Surf project - The multi-scale response of water quality, biodiversity and carbon sequestration to coupled macronutrient cycling from source to sea

The datasets produced by the Macronutrients Turf2Surf project comprise physical, chemical and biological data from field and and experimental measurements. The Turf2Surf project addressed how carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles are coupled in soils, the riparian zone, instream and in the river-estuary transition zone and the relationship with key ecosystem services: water quality, carbon sequestration, food production and terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity. This £3.6 million pound project started in February 2013 and will complete in September 2017. The consortium comprises the University of Reading (NE/J011967/1), the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (NE/J011991/1), Bangor University (NE/J011908/1), The James Hutton Institute and The Freshwater Habitats Trust. Key stakeholders involved represented the water industry, policy makers, regulators, nature conservation, land owners and land managers. Work for the project was done in the Conwy Source to Sea observatory supplemented with work in the Ribble catchment. Turf2Surf was part of the Macronutrients Cycle initiative, a major programme funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council and Scottish Government.

This data collection contains these resources

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Grass productivity data from a field site in the Conwy Valley (2016)
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Tensiometer measurements from a field experiment in the Conwy valley, North Wales, UK (2013 - 2015)
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Soil physical, chemical and microbial properties from a field experiment in the Conwy Valley, North Wales, UK (2015)
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Time series of microbial carbon release from soil as carbon dioxide under different nitrogen and phosphorus treatments with a high molecular weight substrate added as a carbon source, Conwy catchment, North Wales, UK (2016)
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Groundwater temperatures and levels from a field experiment in the Conwy Valley, North Wales, UK (2013-2015)
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Time series of microbial carbon release from soil as carbon dioxide under different nitrogen and phosphorus treatments with a high glucose concentration added as a carbon source in the Conwy catchment, North Wales, UK (2016)
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Time series of microbial carbon release from soil as carbon dioxide under different nitrogen and phosphorus treatments with a low glucose concentration added as a carbon source in the Conwy catchment, North Wales, UK (2016)
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Chemical and physical data of water and its evolution over incubation experiments for three headwater streams in the Conwy catchment, North Wales (2014)
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Plant physiological measurements in North Wales and Northwest England (2013, 2014 and 2016)
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Plant physiological measurements in North Wales and Northwest England (2013, 2014 and 2016)
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Soil respiration responses to carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous additions to topsoil and subsoil cores from the Conwy catchment in North Wales (2014)
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Conwy stream and estuary water quality data (2013-2016) [Turf2Surf]
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Soil physical, chemical and biological measurements in the Conwy Catchment (North Wales) 2013 and 2014
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Plant aboveground and belowground standing biomass measurements in the Conwy catchment in North Wales (2013 and 2014)
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Soil carbon data in the Conwy catchment in North Wales 2014
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Plant structural measurements in North Wales and Northwest England 2013 and 2014
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Automatic sampler stage data from six Conwy catchment stream sites 2013 to 2016

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