Bulk Density
Carbon Concentration
Carbon Density
Carbon:Nitrogen Ratio
Loss-on-ignition
Shannon Diversity
Total Invertebrate Catch
Mite:Springtail Ratio
Number of Broad Taxa
Olsen-Phosphorous
Soil pH
Nutrients – Total N concentration
Soil Moisture
Microbes – Bacterial community structure
Microbes – Bacterial Shannon diversity
Microbes – Bacterial Simpson diversity

Countryside Survey topsoil maps

Total nitrogen concentration

The Countryside Survey topsoil maps for Great Britain have been developed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. The maps show a series of thematic soil properties including pH, bulk density, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and biodiversity based on topsoil data taken at 15 cm depth during the Countryside Surveys of 1978, 1998 and 2007. For further information see Emmett et al. 2007 Soils Report.

The Countryside Survey topsoil maps for Great Britain show pH, bulk density, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and biodiversity based on topsoil data taken at 15 cm depth during the Countryside Surveys of 1978, 1998 and 2007. The topsoil properties are modelled across Great Britain using a Land Cover Map and the Parent Material Map. These data are presented as 1 km2 resolution grids of information.

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