Please note: This research Programme is no longer active
There are currently two categories of data available within this section, Soil pH
and Vegetation Biomass, as outlined below. The raw data as well as information about
sampling and methods are held in a series of files which are available to download.
Soil pH data
This collection comprises three datasets of soil pH are
available. The first includes 2 sampling dates in March and October (2001)
and contains pH values for each experimental main-plot on the site, for
samples taken from the centre of each plot. The second dataset includes pH
values by main-plot for a single sampling period (Mar 02). The third
dataset includes pH values by main-plot and sub-plot for a single sampling
period (Jul 02). The samples were taken to a depth of 5cm.
On 5 occasions throughout each of the 2001 and 2002 growing
season, grass cuttings were collected from a 50 x 50 cm cell area from
each of the 4 main sub-plots within each of the experimental main-plots,
and biomass values calculated.
Survey Data (2001/2002)
In the Summer of 2001 and 2002 a point analysis botanical survey of site was carried out.
25 pins were inserted through a pin frame above the same cell in each of
sub-plots S, T, U & V for every plot. Summarised species abundance data for each of the experimental
subplots (excluding C2s) are available.
If you wish to view or download any of the data outlined above
please provide the following information, note the conditions of use, and click the
button. This will take you to a new page with options for downloading the available files.
Note, the files are provided in MS Excel format. If you are unable to read this
format please contact the SoilBio data team at CEH Lancaster (programme members only).
Conditions of Use
Datasets developed under the
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Soil Biodiversity Programme are proprietary
products of their originators (names given with the dataset) and are thus protected by
Copyright law. The originators reserve all rights of ownership and copyright in these
Users may not i) transfer,
assign, rent, lease, sell, give or otherwise dispose of these data, ii) release a Product
or Tradeable commodity based in whole or in part on data supplied by the NERC Soil
Biodiversity Programme, unless prior written agreement has been obtained, and any
royalties due have been paid, iii) reproduce any digital or numerical data other than for
Users are required to
acknowledge the originators of the data and the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme in all
reference or publications which involve the use of these data, and to offer the relevant
Principal Investigator co-authorship of any such publications. NERC and the dataset
originator will have the right to accept this offer, allow the user to publish in his/her
own right, or refuse permission to publish if in its judgement the publication poses a
threat to the data, to NERC or to the data originator. Copies of, or a reference to, any
publications which refer to these data should be sent to the Soil Biodiversity Programme
Although these data are
subject to quality assurance procedures, NERC is not able to warrant the accuracy of any
data supplied to the user, and have no responsibility for determining the fitness of the
data for their intended use by the customer. The provision of such data carries no
liability for its accuracy or reliability and the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme cannot
be held accountable for any loss, damage, injury or any other occurrence arising from the
use of these data.
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