Impacts of increasing land use under energy crops - hydrology data, 2006-2009

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Provider: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford

Responsible Party: Rothamsted Research, Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division (principalInvestigator); Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford (author, owner, pointOfContact); Natural Environment Research Council (owner)

Towns & Cities

This data set consists of various hydrological measurements taken over two years of instrumental monitoring in fields of willow and Miscanthus crops from a study as part of the NERC Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme. Future policies are likely to encourage more land use under energy crops: principally willow, grown as short rotation coppice, and a tall exotic grass Miscanthus. These crops will contribute to the UK's commitment to reduce CO2 emissions. However, it is not clear how decisions about appropriate areas for growing the crops, based on climate, soil and water, should be balanced against impacts on the landscape, social acceptance, biodiversity and the rural economy. This project integrated social, economic, hydrology and biodiversity studies in an interdisciplinary approach to assessing the impact of converting land to Miscanthus grass and short-rotation coppice (SRC) willows. Two contrasting farming systems were focused on: the arable-dominated East Midlands; and grassland-dominated South West England. This data set consists of various hydrological measurements taken over two years of instrumental monitoring in fields of both crops. GIS and biodiversity survey datasets are also available through the CEH Information Gateway. The public attidues questionnaire data from this study are available at the UK Data Archive under study number 6615 (see online resources). Further documentation for this study may be found through the RELU Knowledge Portal and the project's ESRC funding award web page (see online resources).

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 54.775° to 51.371°
Longitude: -4.262° to 1.0766°

Data Package

The Data Package Zip is not recommended for this dataset

Data Resources (4)

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Data Download
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ESDS catalogue record and data access
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RELU Knowledge Portal page
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ESRC award page

Additional Links (2)

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Source GEMINI2 record
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Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 28/09/2011
Theme Towns & Cities
Themes (secondary) Environment
Temporal coverage 1/1/2006 - 30/9/2009
Harvest URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/gemini/waf/
Harvest date 09/06/2016 10:56
Metadata date 27/5/2016
Harvest GUID 647f7fe0-68d7-4d58-ac6b-19d96f0d790a
Harvest source reference https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/gemini/waf/647f7fe0-68d7-4d58-ac6b-19d96f0d790a.xml
Extent Latitude: 54.775° to 51.371°
Longitude: -4.262° to 1.0766°
Spatial reference system 4326
Dataset reference date 1/12/2010 (publication)
Frequency of update notPlanned
Responsible party Rothamsted Research, Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division (principalInvestigator); Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford (author, owner, pointOfContact); Natural Environment Research Council (owner)
Access constraints Registration is required and standard conditions of use of the Economic and Social Data Service apply
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
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