'Mini-Ilperveld' data on Sphagnum and diazotrophs from experiment in water bath lab in Radboud University Nijmegen with deep peat monoliths and Sphagnum from Ilperveld


This dataset is used for our paper ‘Symbiosis revisited: phosphorus and acid buffering stimulate N2 fixation but not Sphagnum growth’ in Biogeosciences. It contains background data on Sphagnum in the Ilperveld field site, the Netherlands and on content of peat monoliths from deep (20 cm) soil layers from Ilperveld. These peat monoliths and Sphagnum mosses were transported to mesocosms in the water bath lab in Nijmegen in September 2013. Two species of Sphagnum (S. palustre and S. squarrosum) were applied to the peat and a flux of treatment solution was added to the mesocosms during 10 weeks. Treatments were a full factorial design of phosphorus (P) and bicarbonate (HCO3) fluxes in surface water. After 10 weeks (in February 2014) surface water nutrient concentrations were measured and an incubation experiment was done on N2 fixation activity in Sphagnum. Also Sphagnum performance data were obtained. All can be found in this data set.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.17026/dans-x3w-c9f6
Metadata Access https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:easy.dans.knaw.nl:easy-dataset:68484
Creator Harpenslager, S.F.;Elzen, E. van den;Lamers, L.P.M.
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor Radboud University
Publication Year 2017
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess;DANS License
Contact Radboud University
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format csv;pdf;xlsx
Discipline Various
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-07-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-02-28T11:59:59Z