Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Cummins, R.P.; Hallam, C.J.; Hornung, M.; Wood, C.M.

Habitat and vegetation data from an ecological survey of terrestrial key habitats in England, 1992-1993

This dataset comprises linear and areal habitat information and vegetation species recorded during an ecological survey of stratified random 1km square sites across England in 1992 and 1993. The survey was carried out by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (which later became part of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)) and was commissioned in order to carry out survey work into habitats which were perceived to be under threat or which represented areas of concern to the Department for the Environment (named as 'Key Habitats'). The habitats (or landscape types) in question were: Lowland heaths, chalk and limestone grasslands, coasts and uplands. The survey was designed to complement CEH's national ecological survey, the 'Countryside Survey'.

Publication date: 2017-08-01

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

Access and use conditions

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

You must cite: Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Cummins, R.P.; Hallam, C.J.; Hornung, M.; Wood, C.M. (2017). Habitat and vegetation data from an ecological survey of terrestrial key habitats in England, 1992-1993. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/7aefe6aa-0760-4b6d-9473-fad8b960abd4

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1992-04-01    to    1993-10-22

Provenance & quality

The survey was undertaken by trained field surveyors and botanists in the summers of 1992 and 1993 and was managed by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology in Grange over Sands, Cumbria. Data were entered onto paper field sheets and later digitised. Data have since been validated, and are managed and stored in a central database at CEH Lancaster.

Correspondence/contact details

Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Barr, C.J.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Bunce, R.G.H.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Cummins, R.P.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Hallam, C.J.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Hornung, M.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Wood, C.M.
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

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment , Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Biodiversity England Environmental survey Habitat survey,  Key Habitat Survey,  Natural capital Vegetation survey