Bunce, R.G.H. et al

Ecological survey of the Spey Valley birch woods, 1973

This dataset includes ecological information recorded from within 18 birch woodlands surveyed in the Spey Valley, Scotland between 1971 and 1974. Data collected includes plant species composition in the canopy and ground flora, soil pH, habitat management and a wide range of other descriptors at a site level and in more detail from 16 - 40 200m2 sample plots located at random within the 18 woods. The survey was undertaken by the Nature Conservancy/Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.

Publication date: 2017-02-01

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

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

You must cite: Bunce, R.G.H.; Barr, C.J.; Shaw, M.W.; Bunce, F.; Bassett, P.; Quarmby, S.; Robertson, S.M.C.; Bowen, W.J.A.; Morris, D.; Millar, A.; Brown, A.H.F.; Horrill, A.D.; Dodd, B.A.; Wood, C.M. (2017). Ecological survey of the Spey Valley birch woods, 1973. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c84961e3-b9dc-4c92-b316-36295b8a3330


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Study area
Temporal extent
1971-01-01    to    1974-12-01

Provenance & quality

This dataset was collected between 1971 and 1974 by trained field surveyors employed by the Nature Conservancy (later the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology). The majority of sites were surveyed in 1973 and 1974. Data were recorded on paper according to standardised methods, and later digitised and loaded into a central database held at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster.

Correspondence/contact details

Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


Bunce, R.G.H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Barr, C.J.
Nature Conservancy
Shaw, M.W.
Nature Conservancy
Bunce, F.
Nature Conservancy
Bassett, P.
Nature Conservancy
Quarmby, S.
Nature Conservancy
Robertson, S.M.C.
Nature Conservancy
Bowen, W.J.A.
Nature Conservancy
Morris, D.
Nature Conservancy
Millar, A.
Nature Conservancy
Brown, A.H.F.
Nature Conservancy
Horrill, A.D.
Nature Conservancy
Dodd, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


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


Topic categories
Environment , Biota
Biodiversity birch woods,  Environmental survey Monitoring and observation systems Scotland Soil Spey valley,  woodland
Environmental Monitoring Facilities