Botham, M.; Roy, D.; Brereton, T.; Middlebrook, I.; Randle, Z.

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: site location data 2016

This dataset provides the details of all sites which have been monitored as part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Data includes the location within the UK, the length and width of the line transect on each site, and how long the transect has been monitored. The UKBMS started in 1976 with fewer than 50 sites. The number of sites monitored each year has increased to over a thousand since 2008. There is turnover in sites monitored each year and details of the first and last year in which each site was surveyed are given. The majority of site data is provided by recorders at the time a transect is created. The majority of these recorders are volunteers. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and Butterfly Conservation (BC) collate the data and the UKBMS is funded by a consortium of organisations led by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

Publication date: 2017-12-04

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

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You must cite: Botham, M.; Roy, D.; Brereton, T.; Middlebrook, I.; Randle, Z. (2017). United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: site location data 2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/814c6d77-1a16-4e94-bcf2-73823e3240fd

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1976-04-01    to    2016-12-31

Provenance & quality

Site location data provide details about the linear transect at each UKBMS site. Data on the location and length and width of each transect are provided by the recorder for each site. Data on how long each transect has been monitored is calculated as the time period between when a transect was first and last monitored.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Marc Botham
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk
Butterfly Conservation
info@butterfly-conservation.org

Authors

Botham, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Roy, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brereton, T.
Butterfly Conservation
Middlebrook, I.
Butterfly Conservation
Randle, Z.
Butterfly Conservation

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Resource Provider
UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
ukbms@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

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

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Biodiversity butterflies,  England Lepidoptera,  Northern Ireland Scotland United Kingdom Wales