Walker, K.J.

Vascular plant 'axiophyte' scores for Great Britain, derived from the assessments of the vice-county recorders of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (May 2016)

This dataset gives axiophyte score for plants in Great Britain, based on Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) published lists of axiophytes for 24 counties in Great Britain. Axiophytes have been defined as 'worthy plants', that is, species that are indicative of high quality habitat within a particular region. This information product takes the county lists that were available in May 2016, and summarises the data in order to produce national (i.e. Great Britain) level scores of 'axiophyte-ness'; that is, the extent to which a species has been selected as a good indicator of high quality habitat where it occurs. This meta-list of axiophytes will be updated in the future as more county-level lists become available.

Publication date: 2018-04-20

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

You must cite: Walker, K.J. (2018). Vascular plant 'axiophyte' scores for Great Britain, derived from the assessments of the vice-county recorders of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (May 2016). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/af2ac4af-12c6-4152-8ed7-e886ed19622b

 

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Provenance & quality

The data presented here derive from published axiophyte lists developed by vice-county recorders of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI). These have been processed by the BSBI Head of Science into the data product presented here.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Oliver Pescott
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
olipes@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Walker, K.J.
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

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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

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Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Biodiversity