Bunce, R.G.H.; Bassett, P.A.; Wood, C.M.

Terrestrial habitat, vegetation and soil data from Shetland, 1974

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

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Supporting documentation

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset 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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Where/When

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

Supplemental information

This dataset is cited by:

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

Provenance & quality

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.

Correspondence/contact details

Claire Wood
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Bunce, R.G.H.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Bassett, P.A.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Keywords
habitats,  Scotland Shetland soil,  statistical sampling,  strata,  Stratification,  Vegetation