Dataset
Countryside Survey 1978 vegetation plot data

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Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Smart, S.M.; Whittaker, H.A. (2014)
https://doi.org/10.5285/67bbfabb-d981-4ced-b7e7-225205de9c96

This dataset consists of plant species presence and abundance in different sizes and types of plots from 256 1km x 1km square sites surveyed across Great Britain in 1978. Many of the plots were repeated in 1990, 1998 and 2007. General information about the plot was recorded including plot number and type as well as species presence and (usually) cover. Data were collected under the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Publication date: 2014-03-04

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

You must cite: Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Smart, S.M.; Whittaker, H.A. (2014). Countryside Survey 1978 vegetation plot data. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/67bbfabb-d981-4ced-b7e7-225205de9c96

 

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Temporal extent
1977-07-01    to    1978-10-31

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Lineage
The data were recorded onto paper field sheets in the summer of 1978 by surveyors (a few sites were surveyed in 1977). Data were recorded from 256 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The survey was managed by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (which later became part of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology). Standard Countryside Survey methodology was applied (refer to the online documentation).

Authors

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

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Spatial

Spatial representation type
textTable
Spatial Reference System
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic Categories
Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Other keywords
plants
vegetation
Other keywords
Monitoring & Observing Systems
Environmental survey
Parr Section
Place keywords
Great Britain

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1390493726292
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/67bbfabb-d981-4ced-b7e7-225205de9c96
doi:10.5285/67bbfabb-d981-4ced-b7e7-225205de9c96

Metadata

Record identifier
67bbfabb-d981-4ced-b7e7-225205de9c96
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-02-13T11:50:06
Metadata standard
NERC profile of ISO19115:2003 version 1.0