National Plant Monitoring Scheme, 2015 to 2016 dataset

This dataset contains data from the National Plant Monitoring Scheme between 2015 and 2016. These consist of plant species occurrences, with abundance values, in plots. Plots are nested with 1 km squares, and are georeferenced according to the British/Irish/Channel Islands grid systems, or in latitude/longitude format; the 1 km squares surveyed were selected according to a weighted-random design, designed to enrich the sample for semi-natural habitats. Plots also have associated habitat and spatial information, as well as a small number of other environmental data. The species recorded in any particular plot are dependent on the habitat chosen for the plot by the surveyor, and the level of the scheme at which they were participating. Please see the references in the supporting documentation (survey guidance) for more information.

Publication date: 2017-06-07

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Supporting documentation

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

Access and use conditions

This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

© NERC (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland, Plantlife

The following acknowledgement is required for users of this dataset: 'The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is organised and funded by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, Plantlife and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. The NPMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.'

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Quality

Lineage
The data were initially entered through a custom-built Drupal-website, using the open-source Indicia (www.indicia.org.uk) database standard. Data were extracted from this database into the flat tables presented here.

Authors

Roy, D.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bunch, N.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Harris, F.
Plantlife
New, H.
Plantlife
Pescott, O.L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Walker, K.J.
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Distributor
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
OSNI 1952 / Irish National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
CEH Topic
Biodiversity
INSPIRE Theme
Species Distribution

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/ba39167d-421a-4bfb-b504-56e9f8a38746
doi:10.5285/ba39167d-421a-4bfb-b504-56e9f8a38746

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