Peyton, J.; Nuttall, P.; Gerard, F.; Pywell, R.F.

Habitat data from grassland, moorland and woodland restoration sites in South West England in 2014

This dataset contains vegetation abundance data and sward height data from a number of plots across a restoration gradient within South West England. The restoration gradient covered intensive land use (referred to in the data as reference or control), restoring and pristine habitats. Data were collected between April and July in 2014. Vegetation abundance was recorded as percentage cover of species within a 1m x 1m quadrat. Five quadrats were recorded per plot. Sward height was recorded using two methods: drop disc or direct measure. Five height measurements were taken using both methods at each site.

To protect the anonymity of private landholders, details of sampling plot location is not provided with this dataset.

The data were collected by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology as part of the Tellus South West project.

Publication date: 2017-11-17

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

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

You must cite: Peyton, J.; Nuttall, P.; Gerard, F.; Pywell, R.F. (2017). Habitat data from grassland, moorland and woodland restoration sites in South West England in 2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/110199cf-245e-4fa8-a9ca-386657b5fe20

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-05-06    to    2014-07-10

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Provenance & quality

Experienced botanical surveyors were used to collect the data to ensure accurate values in percentage covers and species identification. Data were checked for anomalous values (e.g. percentage cover above 100), checked with original recording sheets and corrected.

Correspondence/contact details

Jodey Peyton
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Peyton, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nuttall, P.
Green Lane Ecology
Gerard, F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pywell, R.F.
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
Biota
Keywords
arable,  conifer plantation,  culm grassland,  grassland,  heathland,  moorland,  restoration ecology,  South West Project,  sward height,  Tellus,  vegetation abundance,  woodland
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities