Barr, C.J. et al

Landscape linear feature data 1984 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of stock (length) data for landscape linear features across Great Britain in 1984. Data are presented as lengths of different feature categories (such as fences, walls and lines of trees), with associated species attributes, from 382 km squares, surveyed for the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project (note: not all surveyed squares contained linear features). The Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside, carried out by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. 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 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 linear features, habitat areas, vegetation species plot, soil plot, freshwater habitat and satellite map data are also produced by Countryside Survey.

Publication date: 2016-03-23

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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.; Maskell, L.C.; Norton, L.R.,; Scott, R.J.; Scott, W.A.; Smart, S. M.; Stuart, R.C.; Whittaker, H.A.; Wood, C.M.; Wright, S.M. (2016). Landscape linear feature data 1984 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a3f5665c-94b2-4c46-909e-a98be97857e5

 

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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
1984-05-01    to    1984-11-30

Provenance & quality

The data were recorded onto paper field sheets in the summer of 1984 by professional surveyors using standard methodologies (refer to the online documentation). Data were recorded from 382 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The boundary lines were digitized in 1998-2000 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Lindsay Maskell
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Barr, C.J.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Bunce, R.G.H.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Maskell, L.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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
Whittaker, H.A.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wright, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
enquiries@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
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
banks,  Countryside Survey,  Environmental survey fences,  grass strips,  Great Britain,  hedges,  tree lines,  walls,  woody linear features