Evans, K.L.; Southon, G.E.; Dunnett, N.; Hoyle, H.; Jorgensen, A.; Jones, L.

Survey data of greenspace users' preference scores for planted urban meadows and demographic data, Bedford and Luton, UK, 2014

The data comprise outcomes from questionnaire surveys conducted with greenspace users on their perceptions of experimentally manipulated urban meadows (varying levels of diversity and vegetation height of sown wildflower meadows), and associated socio-economic data of respondents to the questionnaire surveys. The experimental meadows were located in Bedford and Luton. Data was collected by the data authors, and participants gave informed consent before completing the questionnaires. The work was initially completed under the Fragments, functions and flows NERC BESS project in 2014. The scaling of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban ecosystems was funded by grant NE/J015369/1 from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. Subsequent analysis was carried out under the NERC grant ‘Location, Configuration, Distribution: the Role of Landscape Pattern and Diversity in Ecosystem Services’ (NE/K015508/1).

Publication date: 2021-09-21

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

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

You must cite: Evans, K.L.; Southon, G.E.; Dunnett, N.; Hoyle, H.; Jorgensen, A.; Jones, L. (2021). Survey data of greenspace users' preference scores for planted urban meadows and demographic data, Bedford and Luton, UK, 2014. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/29d6345f-9f53-4894-8f60-80843f49c017

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-07-01    to    2014-08-31

Provenance & quality

Data were collected under the Fragments, functions and flows NERC BESS project in 2014. Members of the public visiting the meadows were asked a series of questions which were recorded on a questionnaire. The responses were transposed into an Excel spreadsheet. Questionnaire responses were checked on data entry. Answers not matching the categorical options were excluded. Data were exported as a comma separated value file for deposit into the EIDC.

Citations

Southon, G.E., Jorgensen, A., Dunnett, N., Hoyle, H. and Evans, K.L., 2017. Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 158, pp.105-118. https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85002179263&origin=inward&txGid=1cf8d011766e1fc8ca2472735b556cdb
Southon, G.E., Jorgensen, A., Dunnett, N., Hoyle, H. and Evans, K.L., 2018. Perceived species-richness in urban green spaces: Cues, accuracy and well-being impacts. Landscape and Urban Planning, 172, pp.1-10. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204617303237

Correspondence/contact details

Evans, K.L.
University of Sheffield
 karl.evans@sheffield.ac.uk

Authors

Evans, K.L.
University of Sheffield
Southon, G.E.
University of Sheffield
Dunnett, N.
University of Sheffield
Hoyle, H.
University of Sheffield
Jorgensen, A.
University of Sheffield
Jones, L.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Sheffield
 karl.evans@sheffield.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Diversity,  Greenspace,  Meadows,  Urban
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/J015369/1
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/K015508/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
30 August 2022 12:17