This dataset consists of plant species presence and abundance in different sizes and types of plots from 569 1km x 1km square sites surveyed across Great Britain in 1998 and 1999 (under a project named Countryside Survey 2000). Many of the plots are repeated from surveys in 1978 and 1990 and were surveyed again in 2007. General information about the plot was recorded including plot number and type as well as species presence and (usually) cover. Data were collected under the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
Publication date: 2014-03-03
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The data were recorded onto paper field sheets in the summer of 1998 by surveyors (a few sites were surveyed in 1999). Data were recorded from 569 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The survey was managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (formerly the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology). Standard Countryside Survey methodology was applied (refer to the online documentation).