Martin-Walker, A.; Fernandez-Garcia, P.; Hancock, M.; Cowie, N.; Klein, D.; Andersen, R.

Plant species cover and vegetation damage from burnt and unburnt areas of the Flow Country, Scotland, autumn 2019, following wildfires in May 2019 and nearby historic wildfire sites from the years 1997, 2000 and 2011

Plot-scale percent cover of all plant species recorded between October and December 2019 in 360 1 x 1 m quadrats within two burnt areas of the 2019 Flow Country Wildfire and nearby unburnt control areas and within three additional historic burnt site with recorded wildfires in 1997, 2000 and 2011 respectively and their respective adjacent unburnt controls. At each site, quadrats were located in both “open” and “drain” plots to reflect the potential impact of artificial drainage on vegetation/fire response.

For the sites within the footprint of the 2019 wildfire, fire damage data were also collected, only in burnt sites.
Publication date: 2022-03-23