Nichols, R.; Wood, T.J.; Holland, J.M.; Goulson, D.

Flower species and their abundances on farmland in Hampshire and West Sussex during 2014 and 2018

The dataset contains information about floral abundance on eight farms across Hampshire and West Sussex in 2014 and 2018. Transects of 3km were marked out on each farm and surveyed 3 times in both years. Flower species seen along transects were identified and their estimated abundances recorded.

The work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (Grants NE/P009972/1 and NE/J016802/1).

Publication date: 2022-07-26

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

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

You must cite: Nichols, R.; Wood, T.J.; Holland, J.M.; Goulson, D. (2022). Flower species and their abundances on farmland in Hampshire and West Sussex during 2014 and 2018. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/8ce6df21-4e10-4246-9751-54e6415b8eee

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-05-01    to    2014-08-31
2018-05-01    to    2018-08-31

Provenance & quality

The transects were marked through a variety of different environments on each farm. They were separated into distinguishable sections, and then walked and surveyed 2m either side of the surveyor for flowers. The flower species seen were identified and their estimated abundances recorded. Wildflower identification books were used to reach an accurate species-level identification where possible for each flower species seen. A “flower” was counted when fully open, and is defined as either a single flower, flowers on an umbel or spike, or a capitulum. The data recorded in the field was then transferred into an excel spreadsheet.

Correspondence/contact details

Nichols, R.
University of Sussex
 r.nichols@sussex.ac.uk

Authors

Nichols, R.
University of Sussex
Wood, T.J.
University of Mons
Holland, J.M.
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Goulson, D.
University of Sussex

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Sussex
 r.nichols@sussex.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
agri-environment,  farmland,  floral resources,  margins,  natural regeneration,  strips,  Wildflower
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/P009972/1
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/J016802/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
30 August 2022 09:03