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Sourhope Field Experiment Site:   Baseline Data 1998

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In the summer of 1998, information relating to both the vegetation and soil characteristics at the Sourhope Field Experiment Site was collected and compiled to assess the variation across the site sampling area, and to provide baseline information for the researchers who will be sampling and carrying out experiments at the site. The raw data files and related meta data along with key findings and statistical analysis are held in the series of files outlined below and are available to download.

Vegetation Survey

Soil Sampling and Analysis
Sampling method Sampling method
Species data Horizon details & general block information
Statistical analysis Soil analysis data
Report Statistical analysis

If you wish to view or download any of these files 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 raw data files are available in Excel and comma seperated ascii file formats, statistics files are in Excel format and remaining text files in Word and Acrobat PDF formats.

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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 data. 

  • 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 back-up purposes.

  • 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 Manager.

  • 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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