Rennie, S. et al

UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) carabid beetle data: 1992-2015

Carabid beetle data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. The count of individual species is recorded. These data are collected by pitfall traps at all of ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol. They represent continuous fortnightly records from 1992 to 2015. ECN is the UK's long-term environmental monitoring programme. It is a multi-agency programme sponsored by a consortium of fourteen government departments and agencies. These organisations contribute to the programme through funding either site monitoring and/or network co-ordination activities. These organisations are: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Llywodraeth Cymru - Welsh Government, Natural England, Natural Environment Research Council, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Publication date: 2017-11-15

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You must cite: Rennie, S.; Adamson, J.; Anderson, R.; Andrews, C.; Bater, J.; Bayfield, N.; Beaton, K.; Beaumont, D.; Benham, S.; Bowmaker, V.; Britt, C.; Brooker, R.; Brooks, D.; Brunt, J.; Common, G.; Cooper, R.; Corbett, S.; Critchley, N.; Dennis, P.; Dick, J.; Dodd, B.; Dodd, N.; Donovan, N.; Easter, J.; Flexen, M.; Gardiner, A.; Hamilton, D.; Hargreaves, P.; Hatton-Ellis, M.; Howe, M.; Kahl, J.; Lane, M.; Langan, S.; Lloyd, D.; McElarney, Y.; McKenna, C.; McMillan, S.; Milne, F.; Milne, L.; Morecroft, M.; Murphy, M.; Nelson, A.; Nicholson, H.; Pallett, D.; Parry, D.; Pearce, I.; Pozsgai, G.; Rose, R.; Schafer, S.; Scott, T.; Sherrin, L.; Shortall, C.; Smith, R.; Smith, P.; Tait, R.; Taylor, C.; Taylor, M.; Thurlow, M.; Tilbury, C. ; Turner, A.; Tyson, K.; Watson, H.; Whittaker, M.; Wood, C. (2017). UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) carabid beetle data: 1992-2015. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
1992-07-28    to    …


Data are collected by pitfall traps at all of ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol. Prior to deposit of the data in the EIDC, data are managed by the ECN Data Centre at CEH Lancaster according to defined protocols.

Verification steps include numeric range checks (i.e. checking if a value falls within a specified range), categorical checks (e.g. checking that a species code appears on the standard code list), formatting (i.e. that the dataset conforms to the specified data format) and logical integrity checks (i.e. checking the data make sense, e.g. that the dates in one dataset match those in a related dataset).

Appropriate range settings for ECN variables have been selected following discussion with specialists in each field. Where data fall outside these ranges, a cautious approach has been adopted towards discarding data on the principle that apparent errors may be valid outliers. Such values are discarded only if there is a clear explanation (e.g. an instrumentation error) and corrections are made where possible. If the reason is unclear, the values are stored, but are qualified using pre-defined quality codes or free-text descriptions. Data providers also use these codes or free text to describe factors affecting sampling outside their control, instrument damage or site management effects.


Rennie, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Adamson, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Anderson, R.
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Andrews, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bater, J.
Rothamsted Research
Bayfield, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Beaton, K.
The James Hutton Institute
Beaumont, D.
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Benham, S.
Forest Research
Bowmaker, V.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Britt, C.
Brooker, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brooks, D.
Rothamsted Research
Brunt, J.
Forest Research
Common, G.
The James Hutton Institute
Cooper, R.
The James Hutton Institute
Corbett, S.
Critchley, N.
Dennis, P.
The James Hutton Institute
Dick, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dodd, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dodd, N.
The James Hutton Institute
Donovan, N.
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Easter, J.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Flexen, M.
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Gardiner, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hamilton, D.
The James Hutton Institute
Hargreaves, P.
Rothamsted Research
Hatton-Ellis, M.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Howe, M.
Rothamsted Research
Kahl, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lane, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Langan, S.
The James Hutton Institute
Lloyd, D.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
McElarney, Y.
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
McKenna, C.
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
McMillan, S.
Milne, F.
The James Hutton Institute
Milne, L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Morecroft, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Murphy, M.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Nelson, A.
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Nicholson, H.
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Pallett, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Parry, D.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Pearce, I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pozsgai, G.
The James Hutton Institute
Rose, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Schafer, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scott, T.
Rothamsted Research
Sherrin, L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Shortall, C.
Rothamsted Research
Smith, R.
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Smith, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tait, R.
The James Hutton Institute
Taylor, C.
The James Hutton Institute
Taylor, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thurlow, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tilbury, C.
Forest Research
Turner, A.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Tyson, K.
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Watson, H.
The James Hutton Institute
Whittaker, M.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Wood, C.
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales

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Point Of Contact
UK Environmental Change Network
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
United Kingdom
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84


Topic categories
Other keywords
Carabid beetle species
ground predator
Species distribution
Place keywords
Moor House - Upper Teesdale
North Wyke
Alice Holt
Porton Down
Yr Wyddfa - Snowdon
Project keywords
Environmental Change Network
Taxon keywords
Abax parallelepipedus
Acilius canaliculatus
Acilius sulcatus
Acupalpus brunnipes
Acupalpus dubius
Acupalpus elegans
Acupalpus exiguus
Acupalpus flavicollis
Acupalpus meridianus
Aepus marinus
Agabus affinis
Agabus arcticus
Agabus biguttatus
Agabus bipustulatus
Agabus brunneus
Agabus congener
Agabus conspersus
Agabus didymus
Agabus guttatus
Agabus labiatus
Agabus melanarius
Agabus nebulosus
Agabus paludosus
Agabus striolatus
Agabus sturmii
Agabus uliginosus
Agabus undulatus
Agabus unguicularis
Agonum albipes
Agonum ericeti
Agonum fuliginosum
Agonum gracile
Agonum gracilipes
Agonum marginatum
Agonum micans
Agonum muelleri
Agonum nigrum
Agonum piceum
Agonum quadripunctatum
Agonum scitulum
Agonum sexpunctatum
Agonum thoreyi
Agonum versutum
Agonum viduum
Amara aenea
Amara alpina
Amara anthobia
Amara apricaria
Amara aulica
Amara bifrons
Amara communis
Amara consularis
Amara convexior
Amara convexiuscula
Amara curta
Amara equestris
Amara eurynota
Amara famelica
Amara familiaris
Amara fulva
Amara fusca
Amara infima
Amara lucida
Amara lunicollis
Amara montivaga
Amara nitida
Amara ovata
Amara plebeja
Amara praetermissa
Amara quenseli
Amara similata
Amara spreta
Amara strenua
Amara tibialis
Anisodactylus binotatus
Anisodactylus nemorivagus
Anisodactylus poeciloides
Asaphidion curtum
Asaphidion pallipes
Asaphidion stierlini
Badister dilatatus
Badister meridionalis
Badister peltatus
Badister sodalis
Badister unipustulatus
Bembidion aeneum
Bembidion andreae
Bembidion argenteolum
Bembidion articulatum
Bembidion assimile
Bembidion biguttatum
Bembidion bipunctatum
Bembidion bruxellense
Bembidion decorum
Bembidion dentellum
Bembidion doris
Bembidion ephippium
Bembidion femoratum
Bembidion fluviatile
Bembidion fumigatum
Bembidion genei
Bembidion geniculatum
Bembidion gilvipes
Bembidion guttula
Bembidion harpaloides
Bembidion humerale
Bembidion iricolor
Bembidion lampros
Bembidion laterale
Bembidion litorale
Bembidion lunatum
Bembidion lunulatum
Bembidion maritimum
Bembidion minimum
Bembidion monticola
Bembidion nigricorne
Bembidion nigropiceum
Bembidion normannum
Bembidion obliquum
Bembidion obtusum
Bembidion pallidipenne
Bembidion prasinum
Bembidion properans
Bembidion punctulatum
Bembidion quadrimaculatum
Bembidion quadripustulatum
Bembidion saxatile
Bembidion semipunctatum
Bembidion testaceum
Bembidion tetracolum
Bembidion tibiale
Bembidion varium
Bembidion virens
Bidessus minutissimus
Bidessus unistriatus
Blethisa multipunctata
Brachinus crepitans
Bradycellus distinctus
Bradycellus harpalinus
Bradycellus ruficollis
Bradycellus sharpi
Bradycellus verbasci
Broscus cephalotes
Brychius elevatus
Calathus ambiguus
Calathus cinctus
Calathus erratus
Calathus fuscipes
Calathus melanocephalus
Calathus micropterus
Calathus mollis
Callistus lunatus
Calosoma inquisitor
Carabus arvensis
Carabus clatratus
Carabus glabratus
Carabus granulatus
Carabus intricatus
Carabus monilis
Carabus nemoralis
Carabus nitens
Carabus problematicus
Carabus violaceus
Chlaenius nitidulus
Chlaenius vestitus
Cicindela campestris
Cicindela germanica
Cicindela hybrida
Cicindela maritima
Cicindela sylvatica
Clivina collaris
Clivina fossor
Coelambus nigrolineatus
Colymbetes fuscus
Copelatus haemorrhoidalis
Cychrus caraboides
Cymindis axillaris
Cymindis macularis
Cymindis vaporariorum
Demetrias atricapillus
Demetrias imperialis
Demetrias monostigma
Deronectes latus
Dicheirotrichus gustavi
Dicheirotrichus obsoletus
Dromius agilis
Dromius angustus
Dromius longiceps
Dromius meridionalis
Dromius notatus
Dromius quadrimaculatus
Dromius sigma
Drypta dentata
Dyschirius aeneus
Dyschirius angustatus
Dyschirius extensus
Dyschirius globosus
Dyschirius impunctipennis
Dyschirius nitidus
Dyschirius obscurus
Dyschirius politus
Dyschirius salinus
Dyschirius thoracicus
Dytiscus circumcinctus
Dytiscus circumflexus
Dytiscus dimidiatus
Dytiscus lapponicus
Dytiscus marginalis
Dytiscus semisulcatus
Elaphrus cupreus
Elaphrus lapponicus
Elaphrus riparius
Elaphrus uliginosus
Graphoderus cinereus
Graphoderus zonatus
Graptodytes bilineatus
Graptodytes flavipes
Graptodytes granularis
Graptodytes pictus
Gyrinus aeratus
Gyrinus bicolor
Gyrinus caspius
Gyrinus distinctus
Gyrinus marinus
Gyrinus minutus
Gyrinus natator
Gyrinus opacus
Gyrinus substriatus
Gyrinus suffriani
Gyrinus urinator
Haliplus apicalis
Haliplus confinis
Haliplus flavicollis
Haliplus fulvus
Haliplus heydeni
Haliplus immaculatus
Haliplus laminatus
Haliplus lineatocollis
Haliplus lineolatus
Haliplus mucronatus
Haliplus obliquus
Haliplus ruficollis
Haliplus variegatus
Haliplus varius
Haliplus wehnckei
Harpalus affinis
Harpalus anxius
Harpalus attenuatus
Harpalus cordatus
Harpalus cupreus
Harpalus dimidiatus
Harpalus latus
Harpalus melancholicus
Harpalus neglectus
Harpalus puncticeps
Harpalus rubripes
Harpalus rufibarbis
Harpalus rufipes
Harpalus serripes
Harpalus servus
Harpalus smaragdinus
Harpalus tardus
Harpalus tenebrosus
Harpalus vernalis
Hydaticus seminiger
Hydaticus transversalis
Hydroglyphus pusillus
Hydroporus angustatus
Hydroporus cantabricus
Hydroporus discretus
Hydroporus elongatulus
Hydroporus erythrocephalus
Hydroporus ferrugineus
Hydroporus glabriusculus
Hydroporus incognitus
Hydroporus longicornis
Hydroporus longulus
Hydroporus marginatus
Hydroporus melanarius
Hydroporus memnonius
Hydroporus morio
Hydroporus neglectus
Hydroporus nigrita
Hydroporus obscurus
Hydroporus obsoletus
Hydroporus palustris
Hydroporus planus
Hydroporus pubescens
Hydroporus rufifrons
Hydroporus scalesianus
Hydroporus striola
Hydroporus tessellatus
Hydroporus tristis
Hydroporus umbrosus
Hydrovatus clypealis
Hygrobia hermanni
Hygrotus decoratus
Hygrotus inaequalis
Hygrotus quinquelineatus
Hygrotus versicolor
Hyphydrus ovatus
Ilybius aenescens
Ilybius ater
Ilybius fenestratus
Ilybius fuliginosus
Ilybius guttiger
Ilybius quadriguttatus
Ilybius subaeneus
Laccophilus hyalinus
Laccophilus minutus
Laccornis oblongus
Laemostenus terricola
Lebia chlorocephala
Lebia cruxminor
Lebia cyanocephala
Leistus ferrugineus
Leistus fulvibarbis
Leistus montanus
Leistus rufomarginatus
Leistus spinibarbis
Licinus depressus
Licinus punctatulus
Lionychus quadrillum
Loricera pilicornis
Microlestes maurus
Miscodera arctica
Nebria brevicollis
Nebria complanata
Nebria gyllenhali
Nebria livida
Nebria nivalis
Nebria salina
Noterus clavicornis
Noterus crassicornis
Notiophilus aquaticus
Notiophilus biguttatus
Notiophilus germinyi
Notiophilus palustris
Notiophilus quadripunctatus
Notiophilus rufipes
Notiophilus substriatus
Odacantha melanura
Olisthopus rotundatus
Omophron limbatum
Oodes helopioides
Orectochilus villosus
Oreodytes alpinus
Oreodytes septentrionalis
Panagaeus bipustulatus
Panagaeus cruxmajor
Patrobus assimilis
Patrobus atrorufus
Patrobus septentrionis
Pelophila borealis
Peltodytes caesus
Perileptus areolatus
Platambus maculatus
Pogonus chalceus
Pogonus littoralis
Pogonus luridipennis
Polistichus connexus
Porhydrus lineatus
Pterostichus adstrictus
Pterostichus aethiops
Pterostichus anthracinus
Pterostichus aterrimus
Pterostichus cristatus
Pterostichus diligens
Pterostichus gracilis
Pterostichus longicollis
Pterostichus macer
Pterostichus madidus
Pterostichus melanarius
Pterostichus minor
Pterostichus niger
Pterostichus oblongopunctatus
Pterostichus rhaeticus
Pterostichus strenuus
Pterostichus vernalis
Rhantus bistriatus
Rhantus exsoletus
Rhantus frontalis
Rhantus grapii
Rhantus suturalis
Scarodytes halensis
Stenolophus mixtus
Stenolophus skrimshiranus
Stenolophus teutonus
Stictonectes lepidus
Stictotarsus duodecimpustulatus
Stomis pumicatus
Suphrodytes dorsalis
Tachys bistriatus
Tachys edmondsi
Tachys micros
Tachys scutellaris
Thalassophilus longicornis
Trechus discus
Trechus fulvus
Trechus obtusus
Trechus quadristriatus
Trechus rivularis
Trechus rubens
Trechus secalis
Trichocellus cognatus
Trichocellus placidus
Zabrus tenebrioides
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