Andrews, C.; Snazell, R.; Dick, J.

UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) Cairngorm spider data 2004-2019

This dataset consists of count data (by gender) for all species of spider collected from three habitats (mire, dwarf-shrub heath, pine woodland) at the Cairngorms Environmental Change Network (ECN) site between 2004 and 2019. Spiders were collected in pitfall traps on a two-weekly basis between March and early November. Each habitat contained 10 pitfall traps, spaced 10 m apart. Samples were aggregated by habitat and collection date prior to analysis. The number of male and females of each species was recorded by the same expert araneologist for the duration (2004-2019). Data was collected to look at long-term trends in invertebrate ground predators.

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2021-10-01

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

You must cite: Andrews, C.; Snazell, R.; Dick, J. (2021). UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) Cairngorm spider data 2004-2019. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d251b39a-a5be-4193-89dc-6a7be9059d42

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2004-01-01    to    2019-12-31

Provenance & quality

Data was collected and processed using ECN standard methodology (available from the ECN website).

Sampling data was crosschecked with returned species data to ensure trapping dates and locations were correct within the dataset. Additional data was added to clearly label transect age (see supporting documentation).

The data was manually checked for errors but has not been through an exhaustive QC process which is recommended as good practice prior to use.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Environmental Change Network (ECN) data holdings

Correspondence/contact details

Christopher Andrews
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
Penicuik
Midlothian
EH26 0QB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Andrews, C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Snazell, R.
Dick, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS 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
Cairngorms,  Cairngorms ECN site Environmental change,  Spiders
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
06 September 2022 08:41