Broughton, R.K.; Redhead, J.W.; Turk, A.; Pywell, R.F.

Live-trapping surveys of small mammals on arable field margins on the Hillesden estate in Buckinghamshire (England) during 2005-2011

Data comprise results of systematic live-trapping surveys of small mammals on three types of arable field margin at 30 locations on the Hillesden Estate, Buckinghamshire (UK), for four autumn and four spring periods between 2005 and 2011.

Trapping was conducted on standard (cross compliance) field margins, and also on conservation margins (Entry Level Scheme). Data include 3172 trap records of animal captures, including breeding condition, mass (g), and recaptures. Dominant species are Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus), Field Vole (Microtus agrestis) and Common Shrew (Sorex araneus), with smaller numbers of Pygmy Shrew (Sorex minutus), Water Shrew (Neomys fodiens) and Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus).
The research was funded by Defra.

Publication date: 2021-01-07

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: Broughton, R.K.; Redhead, J.W.; Turk, A.; Pywell, R.F. (2021). Live-trapping surveys of small mammals on arable field margins on the Hillesden estate in Buckinghamshire (England) during 2005-2011. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5a0eaccc-446b-4854-b717-efaec6b83b86

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2005-11-01    to    2011-05-31

Provenance & quality

The source data was field datasheets collected during trapping sessions. Data collection (trapping and recording) was undertaken by skilled and trained fieldworkers, following an established protocol. Data were later transcribed into a master spreadsheet, and values were checked for quality control. Missing values or discrepancies were entered as No_data.

Supplemental information

This dataset is referenced in:

Broughton, R.K., Shore, R.F., Heard, M.S., Amy, S.R., Meek, W.R., Redhead, J.W., Turk, A, Pywell, R.F. (2014). Agri-environment scheme enhances small mammal diversity and abundance at the farm-scale. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 192, 122-129.

Correspondence/contact details

Broughton, R.K.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Broughton, R.K.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Redhead, J.W.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Turk, A.
Pywell, R.F.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
AES,  agri-environment schemes,  Apodemus sylvaticus arable,  Bank vole,  Common shrew,  field margin,  Field vole,  Harvest mouse,  Micromys minutus Microtus agrestis Myodes glareolus Neomys fodiens Pygmy shrew,  Sorex araneus Sorex minutus Water shrew,  Wood mouse
INSPIRE Theme
Species Distribution
Funding
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:43