Barr, C.J. et al

Landscape area data 1990 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of stock (area) data for landscape features across Great Britain in 1990. Data are presented as areas of Broad (or Priority) Habitats, with associated landscape attributes (such as plant species and land use), within a set of 506 1km squares across Great Britain.
The Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside. The sample sites are chosen from a stratified random sample, based on a 15 by 15 km grid of GB. Surveys have been carried out in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, with repeated visits to the majority of squares. The countryside is sampled and surveyed using rigorous scientific methods, allowing us to compare new results with those from previous surveys. In this way we can detect the gradual and subtle changes that occur in the UK's countryside over time. In addition to habitat areas, vegetation species data, soil data, linear habitat data, and freshwater habitat data are also gathered by Countryside Survey.

Publication date: 2016-01-27

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

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You must cite: Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Clarke, R.T.; Gillespie, M.K.; Hallam, C.J.; Howard, D.C.; Maskell, L.C.; Ness, M.J.; Norton, L.R.; Scott, R.J.; Scott, W.A.; Smart, S.M.; Stuart, R.C.; Wood, C.M.; Wright, S.M. (2016). Landscape area data 1990 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/94f664e5-10f2-4655-bfe6-44d745f5dca7

 

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The following acknowledgement shall be used on all copies of the data, publications and reports, including use in presentations to any audience. 'Countryside Survey data owned by NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology'

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1990-05-01    to    1990-11-01

Provenance & quality

The data were recorded onto paper field sheets in the summer of 1990 by surveyors. Data were recorded from 508 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The areas of UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) Broad Habitats from 506 1km squares were digitized in 2000. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, 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.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bunce, R.G.H.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Clarke, R.T.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Gillespie, M.K.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Hallam, C.J.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Howard, D.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maskell, L.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Ness, M.J.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Norton, L.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scott, R.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scott, W.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Smart, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Stuart, R.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wright, S.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
Biota , Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Environmental survey Land use Natural Capital Parr Section