Dataset
Terrestrial habitat, vegetation and soil data from Shetland, 1974

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Bunce, R.G.H.; Bassett, P.A.; Wood, C.M. (2015)
https://doi.org/10.5285/06fc0b8c-cc4a-4ea8-b4be-f8bd7ee25342

Terrestrial habitat, vegetation and soil data from a survey of Shetland, carried out in the summer of 1974 by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology. Nearly 1000 x 200m2 plots were surveyed from across the islands, selected on the basis of a stratified sampling strategy. Details about plant species, soils, habitat types and major biota present were collected using standardized survey methods. This survey was part of a larger project to assess the status and value of Shetland's plant and animal species and communities.

Publication date: 2015-10-06 ( created 1974-08-01 )

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Bunce, R.G.H.; Bassett, P.A.; Wood, C.M. (2015). Terrestrial habitat, vegetation and soil data from Shetland, 1974. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/06fc0b8c-cc4a-4ea8-b4be-f8bd7ee25342

 

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Temporal extent
1974-01-01    to    1974-12-31

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Supporting information
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Data paper
Wood, C. M. and Bunce, R. G. H.: Survey of the terrestrial habitats and vegetation of Shetland, 1974 – a framework for long term ecological monitoring, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 827-857, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-827-2015, 2015.

Quality

Lineage
Data was collected using standardized recording methods in the summer of 1974 by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology. The data were transferred to spreadsheets in the 2000s and are maintained by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster. Full details of methods are given in the supporting documentation.

Authors

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Spatial

Spatial representation type
textTable
Spatial Reference System
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic Categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Other keywords
Stratification
strata
statistical sampling
Other keywords
Natural Capital
Parr Section
Place keywords
Shetland
Scotland
Stratum keywords
Vegetation
soil
habitats

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1389694483389
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/06fc0b8c-cc4a-4ea8-b4be-f8bd7ee25342
doi:10.5285/06fc0b8c-cc4a-4ea8-b4be-f8bd7ee25342

Metadata

Record identifier
06fc0b8c-cc4a-4ea8-b4be-f8bd7ee25342
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-02-13T11:50:23
Metadata standard
NERC profile of ISO19115:2003 version 1.0