Soil Biodiversity, Bioplatforms Australia - Far North Queensland Rainforest SuperSite, Robson Creek, 2013

The Biome of Australian Soil Environments project used amplicon (bacterial 16S, archael 16S, fungal ITS and bacterial 18S) and shotgun metagenomics sequencing approaches to assess soil biodiversity across Australia. SuperSites provided soil samples for sequencing and contextual data.

Sample collection procedure, amplicon methods and OTU pipelines are available at

Reference: (2016) Bissett, A, Fitzgerald, A, et al. Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. GigaScience 5:21. doi: 10.1186/s13472-016-0126-5

Soil Microbiome metabarcoding amplicon data and contextual data available from Bioplatforms Australia BASE data portal

Far North Queensland Rainforest SuperSite, Robson Creek data is available under the BASE codes:

Code Location Depth Core 1 ha 0-10 cm Core 1 ha 20-30 cm Mt Edith 900m 0-10 cm Mt Edith 900m 20-30 cm Drought Experiment 0-10 cm Drought Experiment 20-30 cm