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

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You must cite: Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Gillespie, M.K.; Howard, D.C.; Maskell, L.C.; Norton, L.R.; Scott, R.J.; Shield, E.R.; Smart, S.M.; Stuart, R.C.; Watkins, J.W. ; Wood, C.M. (2014). Countryside Survey 1998 vegetation plot data. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/07896bb2-7078-468c-b56d-fb8b41d47065

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1998-05-01    to    1999-10-31

Quality

Lineage
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).

Authors

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

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Point Of Contact
Publisher
Custodian
Distributor

Spatial

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

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Other keywords
plants
vegetation
Other keywords
Monitoring & Observing Systems
Parr Section
Place keywords
Great Britain
Theme keywords
Environmental monitoring facilities

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1390493998661
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/07896bb2-7078-468c-b56d-fb8b41d47065
doi:10.5285/07896bb2-7078-468c-b56d-fb8b41d47065

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Record identifier
07896bb2-7078-468c-b56d-fb8b41d47065
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-10-16T10:28:39