Rose, R.J.; Marrs, R.H.; O’Reilly, J.; Furness, M.; Wood, C.M.

Long-term monitoring of vegetation in exclosure and grazing plots at Moor House National Nature Reserve, 1953-2016

The dataset consists of plant species data from a range of upland vegetation types. The study sites are situated within the Moor House National Nature Reserve in the North Pennines, UK. The area is grazed by free-ranging sheep and paired plots of grazed and ungrazed vegetation were set up at nine locations between 1953 and 1972. These plots have been monitored using the same (pin frame) methods at irregular intervals between their establishment and 2016. Within each plot fixed transect and frame positions are used. The data includes structural and frequency data for vascular plants and presence/absence data for bryophytes and lichens.
The plots were set up and are currently maintained by Natural England (NE) and its predecessor bodies and since 1982 they have been monitored by the Environmental Change Network (ECN) through the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH).

Publication date: 2020-03-11

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

You must cite: Rose, R.J.; Marrs, R.H.; O’Reilly, J.; Furness, M.; Wood, C.M. (2020). Long-term monitoring of vegetation in exclosure and grazing plots at Moor House National Nature Reserve, 1953-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c72ab043-1b02-42c9-94e8-c1cae42b3dc8

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1953-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Provenance & quality

The fixed plots are permanently marked with wooden posts or metal markers so that the transect and pin frame positions can be relocated using tape measures and a metal detector. All surveys were done by botanical experts with previous upland vegetation recording experience and specimens not identified in the field were collected and examined in the laboratory. The data was collected on paper recording sheets and double checked post entry into the datafile.

Correspondence/contact details

Rob Rose
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Rose, R.J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Marrs, R.H.
University of Liverpool
O’Reilly, J.
Ptyxis Ecology
Furness, M.
Natural England
Wood, C.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
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
Keywords
Biodiversity Environmental survey Land cover
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
13 March 2020 14:35