Dataset
Farm scale evaluations of herbicide tolerant genetically modified crops - maize

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This dataset consists of a range of ecological measurements collected from a set of arable fields, each sown with a combination of genetically modified and conventional maize crops. Measurements include species counts in the following areas: weed seedbank, vegetation in the crop, field edge vegetation, invertebrates. The data were collected as part of the Farm Scale Evaluations (FSEs), a four-year programme of research by independent researchers aimed at studying the effect that the management practices associated with Genetically Modified Herbicide Tolerant (GMHT) crops might have on farmland wildlife, when compared with weed control used with non-GM crops. Data were collected by a consortium of: the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, ITE (now the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH), the Institute of Arable Crop Research (now Rothamstead Research, IACR) and the Scottish Crop Research Institute, SCRI (now the James Hutton Institute, JHI). Data were collected for four crops overall (Beet, Maize, Spring-sown Oilseed Rape and Winter-sown oilseed Rape).

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2000-01-01    to    2003-12-31

Quality

Lineage
Data were collected by a consortium of: the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, ITE (now the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH), the Institute of Arable Crop Research (now Rothamstead Research, IACR) and the Scottish Crop Research Institute,SCRI. Data were collected for the four crops (Beet, Maize, Spring-sown Oilseed Rape and Winter-sown oilseed Rape) in the following areas: seedbank, vegetation in the crop, field edge vegetation, invertebrates. Strict data entry and storage controls, data management controls and data analysis protocols were in place during the project. Key references: The Farm Scale Evaluations of spring-sown genetically modified crops. Papers of a Theme Issue. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Vol. 358, Number 1439, 29th November 2003.

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Point Of Contact
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
Custodian
Distributor

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Environment
Farming
Other keywords
soil
crops
vegetation
Other keywords
Sustainable Land Management
Agriculture
Parr Section
Discipline keywords
agro-ecology
arable farming
Discipline keywords
weeds
arable
seedbank
invertebrates
functional groups
genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops
sugar beet
maize
oilseed rape
trophic interactions
Place keywords
Britain
Theme keywords
Species distribution
Theme keywords
environmental impact
biodiversity

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1302686171144
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/ca6752ed-3a22-4790-a86d-afadaedda082

Metadata

Record identifier
ca6752ed-3a22-4790-a86d-afadaedda082
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Record last updated
2017-10-25T13:13:02