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Metal and metalloid concentrations in the livers of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) from England and Wales

L.A. Walker, A.J. Lawlor, E.A. Chadwick, E.D. Potter, M.G Pereira, R.F. Shore & J.S. Chaplow
Dataset includes dry weight concentrations of 18 toxic, essential and trace elements quantified in the livers of otters that have been found dead in England and Wales between 2007 and 2009 inclusive. For each otter the month and year found, age, sex, body condition coefficient and location where the otter was found are given. Most elements were measured in 157 samples that came from the years 2007 to 2009. Residues of Pb were only measured...

Water chemistry of Welsh upland rivers (2012-2013)

I. Durance, H.B. Feeley & C. Gutierrez-Canovas
These data consist of stream water chemistry for selected Welsh upland rivers. The sampling sites were located in sixty one small and medium catchments. Catchments were chosen from the Welsh Acid Water Surveys (WAWS) program (41 sites) and the Wye catchment (20 sites). Results for pH, alkalinity, conductivity and major cation and anion measurements are presented for the WAWS catchments. Results for pH, alkalinity, conductivity and major anion measurements are presented for the Wye catchment....

Fish species and production in Welsh rivers along a biodiversity gradient (2012 - 2013)

I. Durance, H.B. Feeley, M.C. Pye, C. Gutierrez-Canovas, S.J. Ormerod & G. Woodward
This dataset consists of fish species, fish length and fish weight from samples taken from small and medium catchments across Wales. Samples were collected in the summers and autumns of 2012 and 2013 using electrofishing. All the collected individuals were counted and recorded to represent the fish diversity and abundance of each sampling site and date. The main goal of this survey was to relate fish production with a gradient of aquatic biodiversity associated with...

Suspended organic matter stocks of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2012 - 2013)

I. Durance, C. Gutierrez-Canovas, M.C. Pye & S.J. Ormerod
These data are suspended organic matter stocks of coarse and fine particulate organic matter in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as a control (no addition of deciduous leaves)....

Molecular analysis of freshwater bacterial biofilm communities under experimentally manipulated dissolved organic carbon regimes at Llyn Brianne (2014)

I.M. Russo, H.B. Feeley, M.C. Pye, N. Razi, K. Sworn, L Chrimes, D. Edwards, M. Nicholls, S. Johnston, C. James, A. Williams, I. Durance & A.J. Weightman
These data consist of raw 16S rRNA gene sequences for the bacterial communities in three upland Welsh river sites under different treatments. A mapping file with metadata for each sample is provided and a operational taxonomic unit (OTU) table. These sites were situated in three streams from the Llyn Brianne Stream Observatory, Powys, Wales, UK (52°08' N, 3°45' W). The catchments cover approximately 300 square kilometres of upland Wales in the upper Afon Tywi. These...

Taxonomy for macroinvertebrates in Welsh upland rivers (2012-2013)

I. Durance, S.J. Ormerod, H.B. Feeley, G. Woodward, K. Layer & C. Gutierrez-Canovas
These data are for macroinvertebrate taxonomy and abundance of Welsh upland rivers. The sampling sites were located in small and medium catchments across Wales. Sampling took place in either spring 2013 for sites in the Wye catchment or during 2012 for the other catchments. At each sampling point, 2-minute kick-samples were taken from river riffles to represent macroinvertebrate composition. Samples were preserved in industrial methylated spirit on site. Samples were then sorted and identified in...

Macroinvertebrate composition of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)

I. Durance, H.B. Feeley, M.C. Pye, S.J. Ormerod, G. Woodward & C. Gutierrez-Canovas
These data are macroinvertebrate composition and size in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as a control (no addition of deciduous leaves). To characterise the benthic macroinvertebrate communities of...

Cellulolytic decomposition in Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)

I. Durance, C. Gutierrez-Canovas, D.M. Perkins & G. Woodward
These data are cellulolytic decomposition in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as a control (no addition of deciduous leaves). To characterise the cellulolytic decomposition of the studied streams,...

Algal primary production of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)

I. Durance, H.B. Feeley, S.J. Ormerod, M.C. Pye, A-L. Sauvadet, C. Gutierrez-Canovas & G. Woodward
These data are algal production values in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as a control (no addition of deciduous leaves). In order to characterise the algal production of...

Genotype data for three freshwater macroinvertebrate species in upland Wales, UK (2012-2013)

H.C. MacDonald, M.W. Bruford, S. Ormerod & T.H. Jones
The resource consists of genotype data (genetic constitution of an individual organism) for three freshwater macroinvertebrate species, Amphinemura sulcicollis, Isoperla grammatica and Baetis rhodani collected at sites in upland Wales during May 2012 and May 2013. New nucleotide tandem repeats in DNA sequences i.e. Novel microsatellites were developed for this project so that genetic analysis could be carried out within the three species. Extra data on how microsatellite scores were grouped i.e. binned into unique...

Predicted outcomes from land use change scenarios in upland Wales catchments

N. Small, H. Prosser & I. Durance
A spatial approach was developed to interpret qualitatively expressed scenarios, and predict the probability and amount of change for 10 land-cover types across 127 sub-catchments in upland Wales. Existing data, which have a temporal coverage of 1998-2007, were used for the underpinning mapping, and fed into the tabular land cover change summary data. For each scenario, the maximum and minimum land-cover change was projected using rules based on current land cover, agricultural land quality, ownership...

Benthic organic matter of Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2013)

I. Durance, H.B. Feeley, S.J. Ormerod, M.C. Pye, G. Woodward & C. Gutierrez-Canovas
These data are benthic organic matter stocks of coarse and fine particulate organic matter in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as a control (no addition of deciduous leaves)....

Soil fauna data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2002-2003 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

M.T. Fountain, R.S. Thomas, V.K. Brown, A.C. Gange, P.J. Murray, W.O.C. Symondson, B. Woodcock, S. Granger, V. Chapman & G. Burt-Smith
This data set includes records of soil fauna sampled from the Sourhope experimental site in July and October 2002, and April, June and October 2003. These include collembola, spiders, slugs and beetles and a range of invertebrates captured by a variety of methods. Data were collected during a project funded under the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme. The NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme was established in 1999 and was centred upon the intensive study of a...

Bacterial community structure and soil process data from a sewage sludge amended upland grassland soil experiment, 2000 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

N.D. Gray, R.C. Hastings, S.K. Sheppard, P. Loughnane, D. Lloyd, A.J. McCarthy & I.M. Head
This set of data comprises temporal temperature gradient electrophoresis (TTGE) and soil process measurements, used to analyse the effects of perturbations (sludge and/or lime application) on the structure, community development and activity of bacteria that catalyse fundamental processes in upland soils. These were collected to address the following questions: Do soil improvement treatments select for particular components of bacterial populations and hence drive community development? If so, at what functional and phylogenetic level is this...

Leaf litter decomposition in Welsh upland rivers in response to organic matter addition (2012 - 2013)

I. Durance, H.B. Feeley, D.M. Perkins, M.C. Pye, C. Gutierrez-Canovas, S.J. Ormerod & G. Woodward
These data are leaf litter decomposition rate in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as a control (no addition of deciduous leaves). To characterise the leaf litter decomposition of...

Macroinvertebrate leaf decomposers in response to organic matter addition to streams in the Welsh uplands (2013)

I. Durance., H.B. Feeley, D.M. Perkins, M.C. Pye, C. Gutierrez-Canovas, S.J. Ormerod & G. Woodward
These data are macroinvertebrate composition and abundance in eight Welsh upland rivers with contrasting land-use, moorland and exotic conifer, in response to riparian deciduous leaf addition. Eight sampling reaches were chosen at two sites, Llyn Brianne (4 reaches) and Plynlimon (4 reaches). The experiment consisted of adding deciduous leaves to half of the reaches whilst the other half were maintained as control (no addition). Nylon mesh bags containing deciduous leaves were fixed in both experimental...

Flame retardants in the livers of the Eurasian otter collected from Scotland between 2013 and 2015 (PBMS)

L.A. Walker, C. Moeckel, M.G. Pereira, E.D. Potter, E.A. Chadwick & R.F. Shore
Data comprise concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) determined using Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in the liver tissue of a small sample of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) that died in Scotland between 2013 and 2015. The otters analysed included adult and sub-adult males and females although there were insufficient sample numbers to test for differences among demographic groups. Otter liver tissue collected during post mortem by Cardiff University Otter Project (from otters found...

Mapping the Surface Phase Diagram of GaAs(001) using Droplet Epitaxy - data

Juan Pereiro, Kennet Hannikainen, David E Jesson, Yuran R Niu & Daniel Gomez

Interface chemistry between 4-aminothiophenol (4ATP) molecule and Zn3P2 surfaces - dataset

Nelson Y Dzade

Liquid phase hydrogenation of CO2 to formate using palladium and ruthenium nanoparticles supported on molybdenum carbide: data

Claire E Mitchell, Umberto Terranova, Ihfaf Alshibane, David J Morgan, Thomas E Davies, Qian He, Justin S J Hargreaves, Meenakshisundaram Sankar & Nora H De Leeuw

Shedding new light on the integrity of gold nanoparticle-fluorophore conjugates for cell biology with four-wave-mixing microscopy - dataset

Naya Giannakopoulou, Joseph B Williams, Paul R Moody, Edward J Sayers, Johannes P Magnusson, Iestyn Pope, Lukas Payne, Cameron Alexander, Arwyn T Jones, Wolfgang W Langbein, Peter D Watson & Paola Borri

Predicting hedgehog mortality risks on British roads using habitat suitability modelling

Patrick Wright, Frazer Coomber, Fiona Mathews, Sarah Perkins & Chloe Bellamy
Road vehicle collisions are likely to be an important contributory factor in the decline of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Britain. Here, a collaborative roadkill dataset collected from multiple projects across Britain was used to assess when, where and why hedgehog roadkill are more likely to occur. Seasonal trends were assessed using a Generalized Additive Model (GAM). There were few casualties in winter — the hibernation season for hedgehogs — with a gradual increase...

Data from: Hybridization masks speciation in the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana

Amy MacLeod, Ariel Rodríguez, Miguel Vences, Pablo Orozco-TerWengel, Carolina García, Fritz Trillmich, Gabriele Gentile, Adalgisa Caccone, Galo Quezada & Sebastian Steinfartz
The effects of the direct interaction between hybridization and speciation—two major contrasting evolutionary processes—are poorly understood. We present here the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) and reveal a case of incipient within-island speciation, which is paralleled by between-island hybridization. In-depth genome-wide analyses suggest that Amblyrhynchus diverged from its sister group, the Galápagos land iguanas, around 4.5 million years ago (Ma), but divergence among extant populations is exceedingly young (less than 50...

Data from: An holistic ecological analysis of the diet of Cory’s shearwaters using prey morphological characters and DNA barcoding

Hany Alonso, José Pedro Granadeiro, Silke Waap, José Xavier, William O. C. Symondson, Jaime A. Ramos & Paulo Catry
Knowledge of the dietary choices and trophic niches of organisms is the key to understanding their roles in ecosystems. In seabird diet studies, prey identification is a difficult challenge, often yielding results with technique-specific biases. Additionally, sampling efforts are often not extensive enough to reveal intra-populational variation. Immature animals, which may constitute up to 50% of a population, may occupy a significantly different trophic niche to more-experienced birds, but this remains largely unexplored. We investigated...

Data from: A new earthworm species within a controversial genus: Eiseniona gerardoi sp. n. (Annelida, Lumbricidae) - description based on morphological and molecular data.

Marta Novo, Rosa Fernández, Mónica Gutiérrez, Dario J. Díaz Cosín, Daniel Fernández Marchán & Dario Diaz Cosin
The morphological and anatomical simplicity of soil dwelling animals, such as earthworms, has limited the establishment of a robust taxonomy making it sometimes subjective to authors’ criteria. Within this context, integrative approaches including molecular information are becoming more popular to solve the phylogenetic positioning of conflictive taxa. Here we present the description of a new lumbricid species from the region of Extremadura (Spain), Eiseniona gerardoi sp. n. The assignment to this genus is based on...

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