Soil and vegetation parameters from re-visitation of fertilisation experiment at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard

  • Sarah Jane Woodin (Creator)
  • Lorna E. Street (Creator)



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.
Date made available16 Dec 2016
PublisherBritish Antartic Survey
Temporal coverage1 Jul 2011 - 31 Aug 2011
Geographical coverageSvalbard, Ny-Alesund

Funder and Grant Reference number

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • NE/l016899/1

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