Brown, M.J. et al

Landscape area data 2007 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of stock (area) data for landscape features across Great Britain in 2007. 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 591 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 and 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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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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You must cite: Brown, M.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Carey, P.D.; Chandler, K.; Crowe, A.; Maskell, L.C.; Norton, L.R.; Scott, R.J.; Scott, W.A.; Smart, S.M.; Stuart, R.C.; Wood, C.M.; Wright, S.M. (2016). Landscape area data 2007 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/bf189c57-61eb-4339-a7b3-d2e81fdde28d

 

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'

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Study area
Temporal extent
2007-05-01    to    2007-11-01

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Provenance & quality

The data were recorded using electronic data capture devices in the summer of 2007 by surveyors. Data were recorded from 591 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The survey was managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Standard Countryside Survey methodology was applied (refer to the online documentation).

Authors

Brown, M.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bunce, R.G.H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Carey, P.D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Chandler, K.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Crowe, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wright, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

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

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Environmental survey Land use Natural capital Parr Section