Pescott, O.; Peyton, J.; Mountford, J.; Onete, M.; Martinou, A.

Non-native plant species GIS data from Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas, October 2015 and March 2017

This dataset comprises forest stand and species occurrence data for a selection of non-native species collected in the UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) of Cyprus in October 2015 and March 2017, with a particular focus on the area surrounding Lake Akrotiri in the Western SBA. The main focus for mapping was stands of Acacia saligna, Casuarina cunninghamiana, the eucalypts Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. gomphocephala, and the forb Symphyotrichum squamatum. The typical accuracy of data capture was around 10-15 m precision, varying according to the presence of forest canopy.

Publication date: 2017-10-11

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Format of the dataset : Shapefile

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

You must cite: Pescott, O.; Peyton, J.; Mountford, J.; Onete, M.; Martinou, A. (2017). Non-native plant species GIS data from Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas, October 2015 and March 2017. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/7c84e06d-bb1a-4aac-b1d7-33c11310d8a0

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-10-10    to    2015-10-24
2017-03-04    to    2017-03-18

Provenance & quality

The data were captured in the field on GPS-enabled ruggedised tablet computers. The typical accuracy of data capture was around 10-15 m precision, varying according to the presence of forest canopy. Plant species determinations were checked against standard Floras and other guides, both in the field and using specimens, with the authors working together to unify determinations across the project.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Oliver Pescott
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Pescott, O.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Peyton, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mountford, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Onete, M.
Institute of Biology Bucharest, Romanian Academy
Martinou, A.
Joint Services Health Unit, RAF Akrotiri

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
Vector
Spatial reference system

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Acacia saligna Akrotiri alien species,  Casuarina cunninghamiana Cyprus Eucalyptus GPS capture,  invasive non-native species,  Invasive species Ramsar,  Symphyotrichum squamatum wetland
INSPIRE Theme
Species Distribution