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Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) total organic carbon in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) total organic carbon in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats
Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) total organic carbon in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats
The dataset details organic carbon content of sediments across 6 intertidal sites in the winter and summer of 2013. The data provide a quantitative measure of the organic carbon present within surface sediments (up to a depth of 2 cm). Three sites were located in Essex, South East England and the other 3 in Morecambe Bay, North West England. Each site consisted of a saltmarsh habitat and adjacent mudflat habitat. 22 sampling quadrats were placed in each habitat covering 4 spatial scales. 3 replicate samples of surface sediment were collected at each quadrat. They were then processed for organic carbon content using the Loss on Ignition method (detailed below) Values are expressed as a percentage of the total sample collected. This data was collected as part of Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS): NE/J015644/1. The project was funded with support from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. BESS is a six-year programme (2011-2017) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK's Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.,The location of the sample sites was determined by randomly allocated quadrats. Twenty two 1 x 1 m quadrats were randomly allocated to each mudflat and saltmarsh site using R (R Development Core Team, 2014) to specify four different spatial scales (A = 1 quadrat only, B = 3 quadrats at 1 m to 10 m apart, C = 6 quadrats at 10 m to 100 m apart, D = 12 quadrats at 100 m to 1000 m or site maximum). Mudflats: surface scrapes of sediment were taken. Saltmarsh: sediment was cut from 2cm below the surface. All samples were frozen at minus 20 degrees and then analysed using standard loss on ignition (LOI) technique, full details of which can be found here: http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/facilities/laboratories/techniques/loi.html,
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Wood, C.L.
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Hawkins, S.J.
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Godbold, J.A.
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Solan, M.
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Wood, C.L.
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Hawkins, S.J.
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Godbold, J.A.
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Solan, M.
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(2015) Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) total organic carbon in mudflat and saltmarsh habitats. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre doi:10.5285/d4e9f0f7-637a-4aa4-b9df-2a4ca5bfaded [Dataset]

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Abstract

The dataset details organic carbon content of sediments across 6 intertidal sites in the winter and summer of 2013. The data provide a quantitative measure of the organic carbon present within surface sediments (up to a depth of 2 cm). Three sites were located in Essex, South East England and the other 3 in Morecambe Bay, North West England. Each site consisted of a saltmarsh habitat and adjacent mudflat habitat. 22 sampling quadrats were placed in each habitat covering 4 spatial scales. 3 replicate samples of surface sediment were collected at each quadrat. They were then processed for organic carbon content using the Loss on Ignition method (detailed below) Values are expressed as a percentage of the total sample collected. This data was collected as part of Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS): NE/J015644/1. The project was funded with support from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. BESS is a six-year programme (2011-2017) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK's Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.,The location of the sample sites was determined by randomly allocated quadrats. Twenty two 1 x 1 m quadrats were randomly allocated to each mudflat and saltmarsh site using R (R Development Core Team, 2014) to specify four different spatial scales (A = 1 quadrat only, B = 3 quadrats at 1 m to 10 m apart, C = 6 quadrats at 10 m to 100 m apart, D = 12 quadrats at 100 m to 1000 m or site maximum). Mudflats: surface scrapes of sediment were taken. Saltmarsh: sediment was cut from 2cm below the surface. All samples were frozen at minus 20 degrees and then analysed using standard loss on ignition (LOI) technique, full details of which can be found here: http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/facilities/laboratories/techniques/loi.html,

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Published date: 31 December 2015

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Local EPrints ID: 446304
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446304
PURE UUID: f4d791cc-7c46-490e-a44a-7c97a1e9c883
ORCID for J.A. Godbold: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5558-8188
ORCID for M. Solan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9924-5574

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Date deposited: 04 Feb 2021 17:30
Last modified: 01 Oct 2021 01:45

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Contributor: C.L. Wood
Contributor: S.J. Hawkins
Contributor: J.A. Godbold ORCID iD
Contributor: M. Solan ORCID iD

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