Dataset
Woodlands survey tree diameter data 1971-2001

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Kirby, K.J.; Smart, S.M.; Black, H.I.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Corney, P.M.; Smithers, R.J.; Shaw, M.W. (2013)
https://doi.org/10.5285/4d93f9ac-68e3-49cf-8a41-4d02a7ead81a

The dataset consists of diameter at breast height (DBH) measurements taken from trees and shrubs recorded in plots in 103 woodland sites surveyed across Great Britain in 1971 and again over the growing seasons of 2000, 2002 and 2003 (referred to as '2001 survey'), using exactly the same field methods. Data were collected under projects managed by The Nature Conservancy (in 1971) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (in 2001).

Publication date: 2013-12-10

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

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

You must cite: Kirby, K.J.; Smart, S.M.; Black, H.I.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Corney, P.M.; Smithers, R.J.; Shaw, M.W. (2013). Woodlands survey tree diameter data 1971-2001. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4d93f9ac-68e3-49cf-8a41-4d02a7ead81a

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1971-05-01    to    2003-10-31

Supplemental information

http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/94019
Kirby, K.J., Smart, S.M., Black, H.I.J., Bunce, R.G.H., Corney, P.M., Smithers, R.J. (2005) Measuring Long Term Ecological Change in British woodlands (1971-2001): A re-survey and analysis of change based on the 103 sites in the ITE/NCC 'Bunce 1971' woodland survey. English Nature Research Reports 653.
(http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/94019)

Quality

Lineage
Data were collected on paper from 103 woodlands by field surveyors employed by The Nature Conservancy, Merlewood Research Station, Cumbria (in 1971) and employed under a project managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (in 2000-2003). Extensive training was undertaken by surveyors. Collected data were double punched into spreadsheets as a form of quality control before being compiled into a database. Data collected are available as 4 separate datasets: flora data, soil data, tree diameter data and site details.

Authors

English Nature
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Alterra
University of Liverpool
Woodland Trust
The Nature Conservancy

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
Custodian
Publisher
Distributor

Spatial

Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Environment
Other keywords
woodland
trees
Other keywords
Natural Capital
Environmental survey
Parr Section
Place keywords
Britain
Temporal keywords
30 years
Theme keywords
Environmental monitoring facilities

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1382103267855
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/4d93f9ac-68e3-49cf-8a41-4d02a7ead81a
doi:10.5285/4d93f9ac-68e3-49cf-8a41-4d02a7ead81a

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