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Soil and vegetation parameters from re-visitation of fertilisation experiment at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/00923

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Abstract:
In 1991 a nitrogen x phosphorus fertilisation experiment on dwarf shrub tundra close to Ny-Alesund, Svalbard was established. Treatments (0, 10, 50 kg N ha-1 yr-1; 0, 5 kg P ha-1 yr-1) were applied to Cassiope heath for 3 years and Dryas heath for 8 years. In 2011 the experiment was revisited to investigate the persistence of effects of fertilisation on species composition, vegetation nutrient status and ecosystem carbon stocks. The whole experiment has been led by Dr Sarah Woodin and colleagues, University of Aberdeen. The 2011 study, for which data are provided, was undertaken by Dr Lorna Street.

Funded was provided by the NERC grant NE/I016899/1

Keywords:
Arctic, bryophytes, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, soil, vegetation

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