Please note: This research Programme is no longer active
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.
& general block information
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
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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