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Grid-to-Grid model estimates of river flow for Northern Ireland driven by observed data (1980 to 2011)

A.L. Kay, A.C. Rudd, H.N. Davies, R.A. Lane & V.A. Bell
Gridded hydrological model river flow estimates on a 1km grid over Northern Ireland for the period Dec 1980 - Nov 2011. The dataset includes monthly mean river flow, annual maxima of daily mean river flow (water years Oct - Sept) and annual minima of 7-day mean river flow (years spanning Dec-Nov) (units: m3/s). The data are provided in gridded netCDF files. There is one file for each variable. To aid interpretation, three additional spatial datasets...

Woodland, cropland and hedgerows promote pollinator abundance in intensive grassland landscapes, with saturating benefits of flower cover

Jamie Alison
To enable reproduction of analyses in the linked journal article, we provide a table of habitats, woody linear features and elevation of all pollinator survey transect sections. This table can be linked to the publicly available data, based on square ID and section ID, to reproduce the analyses (except for one discontinued square with ID marked ‘NA’ in the publicly available data). Journal article abstract: 1. Pollinating insects provide economic value by improving crop yield....

Vadose zone nitrate contained within cave drip waters and speleothems

Peter Wynn, Scott Ambler, Imke Grefe, David Soto & Helen Grant
This data set contains a record of nitrate concentrations and isotopic composition present within the drip waters and speleothem carbonate deposits of Cueva-cubío del Llanío, northern Spain. Data were collected between 2018 to 2020, and specifically address the nitrate composition of the cave drip waters, pool waters, rocks, soil, vegetation and contemporary speleothem carbonate. Calculations are also undertaken to assess the partitioning of nitrate between cave drip water and speleothem carbonate deposits. Data pertaining to...

Aquatic carbon and greenhouse gas concentrations in headwater streams draining from natural, drained and restored peatland catchments in the Flow Country, Scotland, September 2008-August 2010

A. Pickard, K.J. Dinsmore, M.F. Billett & M. Branagan
The dataset contains aquatic carbon and dissolved greenhouse gas data collected from 6 headwater stream sampling sites within the UK’s largest tract of blanket bog, the Flow Country of N. Scotland. The streams drain from catchments under different peatland management regimes: natural non-drained peatland, drained peatland, and restored peatland (achieved via ditch blocking). Sites were sampled on an approximately fortnightly basis between September 2008 and August 2010. Data were obtained via collection of water and...

Acid manipulation field experiment in North Wales and the Peak District (2015-2016): Litter decomposition, Tea Bag Index and pore water chemistry data

C.M. Pschenyckyj, C.D. Evans, L.J. Shaw, R.I. Griffiths & J.M. Clark
Data from an acidity manipulation field experiment for three treatment types: control, acid and alkaline. Each treatment type had four replications at two experimental site locations and two soil types (making 48 sampling points per sampling time). The data includes chemistry data (pH, EC, DOC, SUVA254) for a variety of sample types (pore water from peat and organic soil (monthly), decomposing surface litter extracts (quarterly), and soil extracts (quarterly). Litter bag data includes mass loss...

Surface temperature, surface oxygen, water clarity, water chemistry and phytoplankton chlorophyll a data from Grasmere, 2014 to 2018

H. Feuchtmayr, M.A. Clarke, M.M. De Ville, B.A. Dodd, J. Fletcher, H. Guyatt, J.B. James, E.B. Mackay, M.G. Pereira, G. Rhodes, S.J. Thackeray & S.C. Maberly
This is part of an ongoing long-term monitoring dataset of surface temperature, surface oxygen, water clarity, water chemistry and phytoplankton chlorophyll a from fortnightly sampling at Grasmere in Cumbria, England that began in 1968 for some variables. The data have been collected by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The data available to download comprise surface temperature (TEMP) in degree Celsius, surface oxygen saturation (OXYG) in % air-saturation, Secchi depth (SECC) in metres,...

Soil metrics and vegetation data from pasture fed livestock farms across Great Britain, 2018

L.R. Norton, M. Wagner, C.M. Wood, A. Pinder, M. Brentegani, A. Hunt, H. Risser & B.A. Dodd
This set of data includes records of vegetation species and characteristics, soil quality metrics and aspects of farm management relating to a single field on each sampled farm. Data were collected in 2018, from farms across Great Britain belonging to the Pasture Fed Livestock Association (PFLA). The data were collected by the UK Centre of Ecology & Hydrology, during a project funded by the BBSRC, seeking to evidence the impacts of pasture fed livestock approaches...

Ammonia measurements from passive samplers at four UK Eutrophying and Acidifying Pollutants (UKEAP) network sites, 2020

A. Stephens, A. Iwanicka & S. Tang
Data comprise monthly ammonia air concentrations from UK CEH ALPHA® (Adapted Low-cost Passive High Absorption) samplers co-located with UKEAP DELTA sites. The UK Eutrophying and Acidifying atmospheric Pollutants (UKEAP) network measures air pollutants at rural sites across the UK. The UK CEH ALPHA® sampler is a passive sampler for measuring NH3 in air. Originally the purpose of these measurements was for a calibrated ALPHA® uptake rate for the UK CEH Edinburgh research laboratory. Local site...

A land use map of Peninsular Malaysia for the year 2018 (25m grid)

A. Kaelin, J. Miller, B. Rehan, P. Sayers, E. Stewart, H. Houghton-Carr & B. Hasan-Basri
Gridded land use map of Peninsular Malaysia with a resolution of approximate 25 meters for the year 2018. The map includes nine different classes: 1) non-paddy agriculture, 2) paddy fields, 3) rural residential, 4) urban residential, 5) commercial/institutional, 6) industrial/infrastructure, 7) roads, 8) urban and 9) others. The land use map was created as part of the project “Malaysia - Flood Impact Across Scales”. The project is funded under the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund ‘Understanding of...

Passive sampler ammonia measurements indoors and outdoors at a rural dwelling in South Lanarkshire, 2019-2020

A. Stephens, A. Iwanicka & R. Storeton-West
This dataset consists of ammonia (NH3) measurements at two sites in a rural location in South Lanarkshire. The sites are located in a dwelling, one site is inside and the other is outside in the garden area . The garden backs onto grassland which is part of a large dairy farm. The ammonia measurements are taken from a set of UKCEH ALPHA® (Adapted Low-cost Passive High Absorption) samplers from November 2018 to January 2021. Samplers...

Land Cover Map 2020 (land parcels, GB)

R.D. Morton, C.G. Marston, A.W. O’Neil & C.S. Rowland
This is a polygon (land parcel) dataset describing the entire land surface of GB in 21 UKCEH land cover classes, based upon Biodiversity Action Plan broad habitats. Each land parcel contains attributes which include the land cover type and classification confidence. Full details of this and all UKCEH LCM2020 products are available from the LCM2020 product documentation which accompanies this data.

Bryophyte microecosystem experiment

Adam Vanbergen, Claire Boissieres, Alan Gray & Daniel Chapman
Ecosystems face multiple, potentially interacting, anthropogenic pressures that can modify biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Using a bryophyte-microarthropod microecosystem we tested the combined effects of habitat loss, episodic heat-shocks and an introduced non-native apex predator on ecosystem function (chlorophyll fluorescence as an indicator of photosystem II function) and microarthropod communities (abundance and body size). Photosynthetic function was degraded by the sequence of heat-shock episodes, but unaffected by microecosystem patch size or top-down pressure from the introduced...

Land Cover Map 2020 (10m classified pixels, GB)

R.D. Morton, C.G. Marston, A.W. O’Neil & C.S. Rowland
This is a 10-metre pixel data set representing the land surface, classified into 21 UKCEH land cover classes, based upon Biodiversity Action Plan broad habitats. The pixel product is given as a two-band raster in geoTiff format. The first band gives the most likely land cover type; the second band gives the probability associated with this land cover. The probability layer is an indicator of uncertainty (0 to 100). Low values correspond to low certainty...

Net ecosystem carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange and meteorological observations from an eroding high altitude blanket bog, Scotland, 2018-2020

R.R.E. Artz, M. Coyle, G. Donaldson-Selby & R. Morrison
This record contains time series observations of land surface-atmosphere exchanges of net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange (NEE), sensible heat (H) and latent heat (LE), and meteorological observations measured at an eroded upland blanket bog peatland (UK-BAL) in the Eastern Cairngorms in Scotland, UK (56.93° N, -3.16° E, 642 m asl). The dataset comprises eddy covariance CO2, water and energy fluxes, originally collected at 20Hz and processed to 30-minute data, as well as accompanying meteorological observations,...

Hourly data from automatic water monitoring buoy from Blelham Tarn, 2016 to 2018

H. Feuchtmayr, I.D. Jones, M. Clarke & S.C. Maberly
This dataset consists of hourly lake temperature, air temperature, solar irradiance and wind speed data from an automatic water monitoring buoy on Blelham Tarn, a lake in the North West of England. The lake temperatures are measured at 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 m depth (see supporting documentation for more information). Measurements were taken every 4 minutes and calculated as hourly averages. All data is given in...

Evaluation of national scale, long-distance connectivity (and its protection) in England’s priority habitat inventory - 2015 dataset

T.J.P. Travers, J. Alison, S.D. Taylor, H.Q.P. Crick & J.A. Hodgson
The results of an analysis of the connectivity of sixteen priority habitat networks in England using the Condatis methodology. The dataset includes conductance scores for each of the priority habitat networks (an overall assessment of how connected the habitat network is), the flow scores for each contiguous habitat patch within each of the habitat networks (the importance of that patch to connectivity), as well as details of protection. Additionally, the dataset includes data and scripts...

Yield and physiology data of four African crops exposed to varying ozone concentrations, grown in solardomes, UK, 2018

F. Hayes, K. Sharps & H. Harmens
Data are presented from an ozone exposure experiment performed on four African crops. The crops (Beans, Cowpeas, Amaranth and Sorghum) were exposed to three different levels of ozone and two heat treatments in the UK CEH Bangor solardomes. The experiment ran from May 2018 to September 2018. The crop plants were grown from seed, in pots in solardomes. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the impact of ozone exposure on the crop yield...

Yield and physiology data of two African crops exposed to varying ozone concentrations, grown in solardomes, UK, 2019

F. Hayes, K. Sharps & H. Harmens
Data are presented from an ozone exposure experiment performed on two African crops. The crops (beans and sweet potato) were exposed to three different levels of ozone in the heated UK CEH Bangor solardomes. The experiment ran from June 2019 to October 2019. The crop plants were grown from seed (beans) or plug plants (sweet potato), in pots in solardomes. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the impact of ozone exposure on the...

Spatial inventory of UK waterbodies

P.J. Taylor
The dataset is the lake polygons from the UK Lakes Portal (https://eip.ceh.ac.uk/apps/lakes/), originally based on OS PANORAMA but this dataset includes data from a number of sources. It has a basic set of attributes including the water body ID (WBID) as well as the computed area and perimeter of each lake. The WBID is commonly used across research institutions and is the same ID as used on the UK Lakes Portal, where more information can...

Leaf trait data for Melia volkensii Guerke from Kenya 2018-2020

A. Gray, D. Odee, A. Perry, J. O. Otieno, J. G. Kihara, A. Adienge, E. M. Tendwa, J. Kariuki, H. Grant & S. Cavers
Leaf trait data for several provenances of Melia volkensii an endemic tree from Kenya planted at two experimental trials in Kibwezi and Kitui. 11 traits are included including those for leaf size and leaf mass, and isotope values for δ13C.

Malaysian tropical heath forest growth and chemistry after fertilisation, 2016-2018

G. Sellan, J. Thompson, N. Majalap-Lee & F.Q. Brearley
The dataset consists of tree diameter at breast height (DBH) of all trees > 1 cm DBH in 16 parcels of 15 m x 15 m in the tropical heath forest of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve (Sabah, Malaysia). Also included are the tropical heath forest trees’ leaf element concentration. Tree DBH has been measured three times, one before (2016) and two after (2017 and 2018) the experimental application of Nitrogen fertiliser and CaCO3 to the...

Caterpillar activity under experimentally manipulated light conditions, Oxfordshire, UK, winter 2019

D.H. Boyes, D.M. Evans, R. Fox, M.S. Parsons & M.J.O. Pocock
Counts of caterpillars arising from a short-term experiment that installed lighting rigs in previously unlit areas to test for a change in nocturnal feeding behaviour. Caterpillars were counted from lit and control transects at two locations in Oxfordshire during January and February 2019. Lighting rigs were installed during the afternoon and switched on one hour before sunset. To give the nocturnal caterpillars time to become active, sampling occurred between 60 and 120 minutes after sunset....

Gridded estimates of daily and monthly areal rainfall for the United Kingdom (1890-2019) [CEH-GEAR]

M. Tanguy, H. Dixon, I. Prosdocimi, D.G. Morris & V.D.J. Keller
1 km gridded estimates of daily and monthly rainfall for Great-Britain and Northern Ireland (together with approximately 3000 km2 of catchment in the Republic of Ireland) from 1890 to 2019. The rainfall estimates are derived from the Met Office national database of observed precipitation. To derive the estimates, monthly and daily (when complete month available) precipitation totals from the UK rain gauge network are used. The natural neighbour interpolation methodology, including a normalisation step based...

Data for: Combining range and phenology shifts offers a winning strategy for boreal Lepidoptera

Maria Hällfors, Maria Hällfors, Juha Pöyry, Janne Heliölä, Ilmari Kohonen, Mikko Kuussaari, Reima Leinonen, Reto Schmucki, Pasi Sihvonen & Marjo Saastamoinen
Species can adapt to climate change by adjusting in situ or by dispersing to new areas, and these strategies may complement or enhance each other. Here, we investigate temporal shifts in phenology and spatial shifts in northern range boundaries for 289 Lepidoptera species by using long-term data sampled over two decades. While 40% of the species neither advanced phenology nor moved northward, nearly half (45%) used one of the two strategies. The strongest positive population...

Grid-to-Grid model estimates of soil moisture for Great Britain and Northern Ireland driven by observed data (1980 to 2011)

A.L. Kay, A.C. Rudd, H.N. Davies, R.A. Lane & V.A. Bell
Gridded hydrological model soil moisture estimates on a 1km grid over Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the period Dec 1980 - Nov 2011 (units: m water/m soil). The data are provided in gridded netCDF files. There are separate files for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. To aid interpretation, two additional spatial datasets are provided: 1km x 1km grids identifying majority lake cells for a) Great Britain and b) Northern Ireland. The data were produced...

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  • UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
  • University of Salford
  • James Hutton Institute
  • University of Reading
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • University of Sussex