Botham, M.S.; Brereton, T.; Harris, S.; Harrower, C.; Middlebrook, I.; Randle, Z.; Roy, D.B.

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: site location data 2018

This dataset provides the details of all sites which have been monitored as part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Data includes the location within the UK, the length and width of the line transect on each site, and how long the transect has been monitored. The UKBMS started in 1976 with fewer than 50 sites (a small number of pilot sites started from 1973). The number of sites monitored each year has increased to over a thousand since 2008. There is turnover in sites monitored each year and details of the first and last year in which each site was surveyed are given. The majority of site data is provided by recorders at the time a transect is created. The majority of these recorders are volunteers.

The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme is organized and funded by Butterfly Conservation (BC), the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The UKBMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2019-12-11

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

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

You must cite: Botham, M.S.; Brereton, T.; Harris, S.; Harrower, C.; Middlebrook, I.; Randle, Z.; Roy, D.B. (2019). United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: site location data 2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b321fa16-30fb-4ece-99cf-a9b921171fbf

 

© UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

© Natural Environment Research Council

© Butterfly Conservation

© Joint Nature Conservation Committee

© British Trust for Ornithology

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1973-04-01    to    2018-09-30

Provenance & quality

Site location data provide details about the linear transect at each UKBMS site. Data on the location and length and width of each transect are provided by the recorder for each site. Data on how long each transect has been monitored is calculated as the time period between when a transect was first and last monitored.

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Marc Botham
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk
Dr Tom Brereton
Butterfly Conservation
 info@butterfly-conservation.org

Authors

Botham, M.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brereton, T.
Butterfly Conservation
Harris, S.
British Trust for Ornithology
Harrower, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Middlebrook, I.
Butterfly Conservation
Randle, Z.
Butterfly Conservation
Roy, D.B.
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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Annual,  Biodiversity butterflies,  England Lepidoptera,  Northern Ireland Scotland United Kingdom Wales
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference systems
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
OSNI 1952 / Irish National Grid
Last updated
14 January 2020 10:43