Szczur, J.; Rayner, M.; Stoate, C.

Wild bee abundance and species richness, survey data from Leighfield Forest, Leicestershire and Rutland, 2020

This dataset contains records on the abundance and species richness of wild bees along transects in ten 1x1 km survey squares of the Leighfield forest region of Leicestershire and Rutland, UK collected in the Spring and Summer of 2020. The dataset also contains a 10 m resolution raster land cover map of the survey sites and spatially referenced GIS files of the survey transect paths. The work was carried out by the data authors to assess pollinator abundance and species richness within the rural landscape of Leighfield Forest. The research was funded through NERC Grant Reference : NE/L002493/1Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)

Publication date: 2021-05-10

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This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

This data is available as Shapefile, TIFF or Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Szczur, J.; Rayner, M.; Stoate, C. (2021). Wild bee abundance and species richness, survey data from Leighfield Forest, Leicestershire and Rutland, 2020. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4f4d2ef6-2f31-4aa6-aa1a-fe79cc6d6b04

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2020-05-08    to    2020-08-06

Provenance & quality

Records on the abundance and species richness of wild bees were collected across 20 field days via transect and pan trap surveys during the Spring and Summer of 2020. Species records were sense checked by the surveying ecologist, and double checked by the collating ecologist. Data were recorded on filedsheets and entered in spreadsheets. Data were exported as comma seperated files for deposit into the EIDC.

The 10 m resolution raster land cover map was produced through a random forest classification of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery, accessed and classified in Google Earth Engine. Classification accuracy was assessed at 89.1% through a confusion matrix of 700 random points across the mapped area.

Correspondence/contact details

Rayner, M.
University of Leicester
 mjr59@leicester.ac.uk

Authors

Szczur, J.
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Rayner, M.
University of Leicester
Stoate, C.
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
 info@gwct.org.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Biodiversity Land cover Leighfield Forest,  Pollinators Wild bee
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L002493/1
Spatial representation types
Vector
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
04 May 2022 15:25