Atmospheric gas and vegetation survey data from Winklebury Hill, UK, in 2014

  • ELLEN FRY (Creator)
  • Amy L. Evans (Creator)
  • Joanna Savage (Creator)
  • Richard D. Bardgett (Creator)
  • Nicholas Ostle (Creator)
  • Richard F. Pywell (Creator)
  • James M. Bullock (Creator)
  • Simon Oakley (Creator)

Dataset

Description

This dataset contains greenhouse gas flux data and vegetation survey data from an experiment based at Winklebury Hill, UK. The vegetation survey comprises total species percentage cover and species richness data from four 50 cm by 50 cm quadrats. The greenhouse gas flux data comprises net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange, photosynthesis and respiration data measured with an Infra-red Gas Analyser (IRGA); methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide data measured using gas chromatography; and nitrate and ammonium from soil samples extracted with potassium chloride. The experiment used seeds and plug plants to create different plant communities on the bare chalk on Winklebury Hill and tested the resulting carbon and nutrient cycling rates and compared these to the characteristics of different plant functional groups. The experiment ran from 2013 to 2016 and this dataset contains data from 2014 only. This experiment was part of the Wessex BESS project, a six-year (2011-2017) project aimed at understanding how biodiversity underpins the ecosystem functions and services that landscapes provide.
Date made available10 Jan 2017
PublisherNERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Temporal coverage1 Jun 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
Date of data production10 Jan 2017
Geographical coverageWinklebury Hill

Keywords

  • ammonium
  • carbon dioxide
  • ecosystem respiration
  • methane
  • net ecosystem CO2 exchange
  • nitrate
  • nitrous oxide
  • PAR
  • photosynthesis
  • soil moisture
  • soil temperature
  • Wessex BESS

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