UKCEH Countryside Survey

The purpose of the UKCEH Countryside Survey is to monitor status and change in the UK countryside since 1978. Data from the Survey serve as an audit of the natural resources of the countryside and are a great source of data for researchers and the general public alike. They are used for numerous purposes from fundamental research, to the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, the UK Natural Capital Accounts, agri-environment reporting, validating the UKCEH Land Cover Map and soil health reporting. Researchers use the Survey data to understand, model and predict environmental change arising from pressures such as climate change, pollution, invasive non-native species and new crops.
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