Barr, C.J. et al

Landscape area data 1984 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of stock (area) data for landscape features across Great Britain in 1984. 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 379 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 & 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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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 area data 1984 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b656bb43-448d-4b2c-aade-7993aa243ea3

 

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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'

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 surveyors. Data were recorded from 384 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The areas of UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) Broad Habitats from 379 1km squares were digitized in 2000. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Countryside Survey 1984

Correspondence/contact details

Wood, C.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancashire
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.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wright, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Environmental survey Land use Natural Capital Parr Section
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:34