Smeaton, C.; Ladd, C.T.J.; Miller, L.C.; Skov, M.W.; Austin, W.E.N.

Physical and biogeochemical measurements of aboveground (vegetation) biomass from across ten saltmarshes, UK, 2019-2020

The data represent a quantitative measure of aboveground (vegetation) biomass, organic carbon content and aboveground (vegetation) carbon from 144 vegetation samples collected across ten UK saltmarshes between 2019 and 2020. Sites were chosen to represent contrasting habitat types in the United Kingdom, in particular sediment types, vegetation, and sea level history.

Publication date: 2022-05-12

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: Smeaton, C.; Ladd, C.T.J.; Miller, L.C.; Skov, M.W.; Austin, W.E.N. (2022). Physical and biogeochemical measurements of aboveground (vegetation) biomass from across ten saltmarshes, UK, 2019-2020. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f71c9f3e-0ae1-4318-a3ea-1dd30b7af3be

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2019-01-01    to    2020-12-31

Provenance & quality

At each site a 1 m2 quadrat was placed on the marsh and the vegetation described following the British National Vegetation Classification (NVC) scheme. Within each quadrat an area of 0.125 m2 was harvested. Live vegetation was cut at the soil level and dead litter was collected from the soil surface. DGPS was used to record the location and elevation above ordnance datum of the sample sites.
Aboveground (vegetation) biomass, organic carbon content and aboveground (vegetation) carbon data was produced using standard analytical procedures (detailed in the supporting documentation). All laboratory equipment were calibrated in accordance with the laboratory practises at the University of St Andrews.

Correspondence/contact details

Smeaton, C.
University of St Andrews
 cs244@st-andrews.ac.uk

Authors

Smeaton, C.
University of St Andrews
Ladd, C.T.J.
University of Glasgow
Miller, L.C.
University of St Andrews
Skov, M.W.
Bangor University
Austin, W.E.N.
University of St Andrews

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
The University Court of the University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews
 court@st-andrews.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
aboveground,  biomass,  bulk elemental,  C/N,  carbon,  coastal,  C-SIDE,  Nitrogen,  organic matter,  saltmarsh,  United Kingdom,  Vegetation,  wetlands
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R010846/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 13:43