Smart, S.M. et al

Vegetation plot data from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016

This data set includes records of plant species and abundance from within a wide range of land use types across Wales, collected as part of the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP).
The monitoring programme was set up by the Welsh Government in 2013 to monitor the effects of the Glastir agri-environment scheme on the environment and ran from 2013 to 2016.
The field survey element was based on a stratified random sampling design of 300 x 1km square sites across Wales, and was managed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Publication date: 2020-02-14

Get the data

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

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

You must cite: Smart, S.M.; Astbury, S.; Burden, A.; Emmett, B.A.; Garbutt, A.; Henrys, P.; Maskell, L.C.; Owen, A. ; Sharps, K.; Wallace, H.; Williams, B.; Wood, C.M. (2020). Vegetation plot data from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/71d3619c-4439-4c9e-84dc-3ca873d7f5cc

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-05-01    to    2016-09-23

Provenance & quality

Within each of 300 x 1km sample squares across Wales, a set of vegetation plots of varying sizes were recorded by professional botanists, comprising covers of vascular plants. Data were recorded on electronic recording devices, and then transferred to secure databases at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP) website
Website for related survey - Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme (ERAMMP)
Website for related national survey - Countryside Survey

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Simon Smart
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Smart, S.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Astbury, S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Burden, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Garbutt, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henrys, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maskell, L.C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Owen, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sharps, K.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wallace, H.
Ecological Surveys Bangor
Williams, B.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
agri-environment scheme,  Biodiversity Environmental survey Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme,  GMEP,  Wales
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
14 February 2020 15:56