Rich, T.C.G. et al

Survey of British calcareous grasslands, 1990 and 2007

Vegetation species and soil data from a large national survey of calcareous grasslands, carried out in Great Britain in 1990-1993 (referred to as 1990) and 2006-2009 (referred to as 2007). Up to 128 12x12m plots were surveyed from across the country, selected on the basis of being representative of the calcareous grassland type. Details about plant species and soils were collected using standardized survey methods. The 1990 survey was completed under a contract from the Department of the Environment, by Lancaster University. The repeat survey in 2007 was completed under a NERC Grant by staff from Lancaster University, York University, Radboud University, Countryside Commission for Wales, National Museum Wales and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Publication date: 2015-06-24

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

Access and use conditions

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

You must cite: Rich, T.C.G. ; Cooper, E.A.; Rodwell, J.S. ; Malloch, A.J.C. ; Van Den Berg, L.J.L. ; Vergeer, P. ; Smart, S.M.; Guest, D; Ashmore, M.R (2015). Survey of British calcareous grasslands, 1990 and 2007. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/38a73c7b-3e3c-4517-a33f-bd28b292b9e1

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1990-05-01    to    2009-10-31

Provenance & quality

Up to 128 12x12m plots were surveyed from across the country, selected on the basis of being representative of the calcareous grassland type. Details about plant species and soils were collected using standardized survey methods as described in the supporting documentation. The initial 1990 survey was carried out under contract from the Department of the Environment at Lancaster University. The 2007 resurvey was carried out under a NERC Grant by a consortium.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Rich, T.C.G.
Lancaster University
Cooper, E.A.
Lancaster University
Rodwell, J.S.
Lancaster University
Malloch, A.J.C.
Lancaster University
Van Den Berg, L.J.L.
University of York
Vergeer, P.
Radboud University
Smart, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Guest, D
Countryside Commission for Wales
Ashmore, M.R
University of York

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 , Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Keywords
calcareous grassland,  England grassland,  Great Britain,  nature reserves,  plants,  Scotland soil,  vegetation,  Wales