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  • This dataset contains response data from Q sort exercises investigating attitudes towards non-native lizards in the UK conducted in 2017-18. Data have been collected using standard Q method techniques for combined qualitative and quantitative investigation into subjective viewpoints surrounding a research topic. The data provided are the final Q sort arrangements obtained from participants and provide the basis for further factor analysis. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/a9c314d8-8a87-4992-9677-d9705c380f10

  • [This nonGeographicDataset is embargoed until November 1, 2021]. Data were generated from a mesocosm experiment to determine the extent to which non-reservoir hosts impact the maintenance and transmission of infections from parasites supported by reservoir hosts. The three host species were salamanders, Tree frogs (Hyla meridiensis) and Spiny toads (Bufo spinosus). The infection used was Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). The experiment was executed in the late summer of 2017, at the Centre for Captive Breeding of Threatened Amphibians, located in Rascafria, Spain. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/093d6938-39f5-414d-b638-7d18e6dc52d3

  • This dataset is part of the study of mimetic host shifts in an endangered social parasite of ants, which is a joint study of the NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology(UK), the University of Oxford(UK), University of Bialystok(Poland), Polish Academy of Sciences(Poland) and UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research(Germany). Combined with datasets collected from previous study, they compare the proportions of caterpillars of Maculinea rebeli being adopted by resident Myrmica ant species near Przemysl, Poland in autumn with proportions of successful survivors the following summer to establish host specificity of the socially parasitic butterfly species. The data comprise: the study year, the ant species, total number of ant nest, the number of caterpillar survivors found in the nest of each ant species, number of nests with caterpillar presence and total number of nests without caterpillar presence. They were obtained from one population for 4 years(Y2001, Y2003, Y2004, Y2005). Detailed research method can be found in Thomas et al. (2013) Mimetic host shifts in an endangered social parasite of ants. Proc. R. Soc. B vol. 280 no.1751. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2336) Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/b472d635-d8fa-4c39-acfe-2b285ca0b9a8

  • Data comprise earthworm survival and weight change data after 28 days exposure to nanomaterials and reproduction data after 56 days exposure. Concentrations of zinc and silver in extracted soil pore water and ultra-filtered pore waters are reported as well as pH and dissolved organic carbon data. The body concentration of zinc, silver and titanium in three earthworms from each replicate after 28 days exposure are included. Data were generated from a laboratory exposure experiment of earthworms (Eisenia fetida) to soil amended with sewage sludge. The sewage sludges were from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) treated with nanomaterials (ENMs) or metal/ionic salts. Sewage sludges were generated with either no metal added to the WWTP influent (control), ionic ZnO, AgNO3 and bulk (micron sized) TiO2 added (ionic metal-treated) or ZnO, Ag and TiO2 ENMs added (ENM-treated). A sandy-loam soil was amended with the treated sewage sludge and aged in outdoor lysimeters for six months. Earthworms were exposed to the aged mixtures and a dilution of the mixtures (using control soil-sludge mix). Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/cc4679fd-02c1-4dd1-8aca-201ca9caaf9a

  • These arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi diversity data were collected in 2000 as part of an investigation in an unfertilized limestone grassland soil supporting different synthesized vascular plant assemblages that had developed for three years. The experimental treatments comprised: bare soil; monocultures of the non mycotrophic sedge Carex flacca; monocultures of the mycotrophic grass Festuca ovina; and a species-rich mixture of four forbs, four grasses and four sedges. The experiment was undertaken in microcosms, set up at the University of Sheffield. The diversity of AM fungi was analysed in roots of Plantago lanceolata bioassay seedlings using terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP). The data were collected during a project funded under the NERC Soil Biodiversity Thematic Programme, established in 1999. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/96af6c13-ef0a-4da5-9686-690a16e05768

  • This dataset was generated from a laboratory experiment investigating the toxicity of Cerium oxide nanoparticles and non-nanoparticles to the earthworm Eisenia fetida. The toxicity test procedure followed the OECD guideline 222 (earthworm reproduction test (Eisenia fetida/andrei)). Exposure concentrations for both nano and non-nano Cerium oxide particulate forms and the cerium salt materials were 41, 102, 256, 640, 1600, 4000, 10000 mg Ce per kg (Dry Weight soil). Each replicate container held 500 g soil with ten worms. There were three replicate containers per treatment concentration. All exposures were run concurrently and hence effect could be benchmarked against a universal control treatment for the experiment. This comprised of ten separate replicates of Lufa 2.2 soil without amendment of any form of Cerium. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/87659913-c552-449f-bd00-c101ef90b300

  • The data consist of eight datasets on stickleback fish personality data. Data are on catch order, mean time spent out of cover, proportion of time fish spent out of cover, sex differences for the catch order, sex differences for the catch order on two occasions and sex differences in the proportion of time spent out of cover. A laboratory population of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) were filmed and timed using a high definition camera. The work was carried out between March 2012 and February 2013 at The Structure and Motion Laboratory, Royal Veterinary College.The work was funded by a BBSRC studentship and NERC (grant NE/H016600/2 Does diversity deliver? How variation in individual knowledge and behavioural traits impact on the performance of animal groups) All animal care and experimental procedures described here were approved as non-regulatory procedures by the Ethics and Welfare Committee of the Royal Veterinary College, London (URN 2011 1084). Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/9c7fe956-0ae6-46b6-bca2-2be5778e46bd

  • This dataset was generated from a laboratory experiment investigating the toxicity of Zinc oxide nanoparticles and non-nanoparticles to the earthworm Eisenia andrei. The experiment followed the OECD protocol 222 OECD guideline for testing of chemicals Earthworm reproduction test (Eisenia fetida/andrei) 2004. Earthworms, Eisenia andrei, were exposed to Zinc oxide particles and nanoparticles, as well as an ionic reference, Zinc chloride, in soil for 28 days after which survival, reproduction and weight change were measured to assess the toxicity of the different zinc compounds. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/47644e3d-3abf-4fa2-9b82-991031f18b0b

  • Data comprise body length (micrometres) of nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans) offspring from a laboratory study in which animals were exposed to control (0 copper) or copper dosed agar at different average temperatures (8 to 24 °C)) and under fluctuation conditions of low (plus or minus 4 °C) and high (plus or minus 8 °C) amplitude (average temperatures of 12, 16, 20 °C and 16 °C respectively) Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/af125e27-3b70-4f0a-81fb-a7eb10f64ef7

  • [This nonGeographicDataset is embargoed until December 1, 2020]. This dataset contains the answers gathered from the 806 participants who successfully finished an on-line survey on risk perception of environment-associated risks. The survey was launched on the 15th of February 2018 and ran for five days. The survey contained best worst scaling (BWS) to understand people’s perceptions to certain risks. In this study 16 risks were included in the BWS including four air-, food- and waterborne illnesses and 12 other hazards. The BWS was run in two blocks to consider two factors: first the respondents selected which risk they fear the most/least and in the second block they selected the risk they believed they had the most/least control. The survey also contained a detailed questionnaire on the participants eating habits and health status. Participants were also asked about their knowledge on enteric pathogens and whether they have ever sought or would consider seeking advice on the symptoms. Respondents were also asked whether they have experienced the hazards described in the BWS and whether they have done anything to reduce the risks in their life. The data were collected to gather information on people perceptions on environment-associated risks. This was done to understand the common knowledge on environment-associated pollutants and enlighten issues regarding risk management and mitigation. The data were collected as part of the VIRAQUA project was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under the Environmental Microbiology and Human Health (EMHH) Programme (NE/M010996/1). Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/0869d961-99ca-4946-9192-f35afccdda38