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Countryside Survey 1990

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A range of data has been gathered under the Countryside Survey project including habitat areas, vegetation species, soil data, linear feature data and freshwater habitats. Data in this series were gathered in the 1990 survey in Great Britain. Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside. 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. The 1km square sample sites are chosen from a stratified random sample, based on a 15 by 15 km grid of Britain. Surveys have been carried out in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007 with repeated visits to the majority of survey squares.

Publication date: 2014-01-24

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1990-05-01    to    1990-10-31

Online Resources

Supporting information
Supporting information available for this series

Further information
Project website

Quality

Lineage
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. Data were digitized in the 1990s at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Merlewood and are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster.

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Resource Provider
Custodian
Distributor

Spatial

Spatial Reference System
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic Categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Other keywords
Environmental survey
Place keywords
Great Britain
Theme keywords
habitats
vegetation

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1350387116767
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/a7a05363-4232-4c21-9e52-8bdb1b6d5f0a

Metadata

Record identifier
a7a05363-4232-4c21-9e52-8bdb1b6d5f0a
Record created by
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2016-11-08T17:12:29
Metadata standard
UK GEMINI version 2.1