Dataset
UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) coarse grain vegetation data: 1993-2012

Coarse grain vegetation data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. These data are collected at all of ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol (see supporting documentation). In this protocol, 50 2m x 2m plots are randomly selected within each vegetation type on the site - species presence is recorded in 40cm x 40 cm cells randomly selected within these plots. They represent continuous records every nine years from 1993 to 2012. ECN is the UK’s long-term environmental monitoring programme. It is a multi-agency programme sponsored by a consortium of fourteen government departments and agencies. These organisations contribute to the programme through funding either site monitoring and/or network co-ordination activities. These organisations are: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Llywodraeth Cymru - Welsh Government, Natural England, Natural Environment Research Council, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Publication date: 2016-05-13 ( created 2015-02-25 )

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Format of the dataset: text/csv

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You must cite: Rennie, S.; Adamson, J.; Anderson, R.; Andrews, C.; Bater, J.; Bayfield, N.; Beaton, K.; Beaumont, D.; Benham, S.; Bowmaker, V.; Britt, C.; Brooker, R.; Brooks, D.; Brunt, J.; Common, G.; Cooper, R.; Corbett, S.; Critchley, N.; Dennis, P.; Dick, J.; Dodd, B.; Dodd, N.; Donovan, N.; Easter, J.; Eaton, E.; Flexen, M.; Gardiner, A.; Hamilton, D.; Hargreaves, P.; Hatton-Ellis, M.; Howe, M.; Kahl, J.; Lane, M.; Langan, S.; Lloyd, D.; McElarney, Y.; McKenna, C.; McMillan, S.; Milne, F.; Milne, L.; Morecroft, M.; Murphy, M.; Nelson, A.; Nicholson, H.; Pallett, D.; Parry, D.; Pearce, I.; Pozsgai, G.; Rose, R.; Schafer, S.; Scott, T.; Sherrin, L.; Shortall, C.; Smith, R.; Smith, P.; Tait, R.; Taylor, C.; Taylor, M.; Thurlow, M.; Turner, A.; Tyson, K.; Watson, H.; Whittaker, M. (2016). UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) coarse grain vegetation data: 1993-2012. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d349babc-329a-4d6e-9eca-92e630e1be3f

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1993-01-01    to    2012-12-31

Online Resources

ECN Web Site
Further information about the Environmental Change Network.

Supporting information
Supporting information available to assist in re-use of this dataset

Protocol available from ECN website
The ECN vegetation protocol (V)

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Lineage
Coarse Grain Vegetation data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. These data are collected at all of ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol (http://www.ecn.ac.uk/measurements/terrestrial/v). In this protocol 50 2m x 2m plots are randomly selected within each vegetation type on the site - species presence is recorded in 40cm x 40 cm cells randomly selected within these plots. They represent continuous records every nine years from 1993 to 2012. Temporal extent of the dataset represents the earliest date on which data was collected relating to this dataset, and does not necessarily represent the date that all sites included in this dataset initiated data collection. All data collected are managed by the ECN Data Centre at CEH Lancaster according to defined protocols (http://www.ecn.ac.uk/measurements/terrestrial/v).

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rothamsted Research
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The James Hutton Institute
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Forest Research
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
ADAS
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rothamsted Research
Forest Research
The James Hutton Institute
The James Hutton Institute
The James Hutton Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The James Hutton Institute
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Forest Research
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The James Hutton Institute
Rothamsted Research
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Rothamsted Research
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The James Hutton Institute
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
The James Hutton Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The James Hutton Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rothamsted Research
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The James Hutton Institute
The James Hutton Institute
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
Rothamsted Research, North Wyke
The James Hutton Institute
Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales

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Spatial

Spatial representation type
textTable
Spatial Reference System
WGS 84

Keywords

Topic Categories
Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Species distribution
Other keywords
Monitoring and observation systems
Parr Section
Discipline keywords
NEC04638
Environmental Change Network
ILTER
LTER
Discipline keywords
Ecological Processes and Resilience
Monitoring and Observations Systems
Environmental Informatics
Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions
Natural Capital
Natural Hazards
Pollution and Environmental Risk
Soil
Sustainable Land Management
Water Resources
Discipline keywords
vegetation species
semi-natural and managed vegetation
biodiversity
Place keywords
UK
Drayton
Glensaugh
Hillsborough
Moor House - Upper Teesdale
North Wyke
Rothamsted
Sourhope
Wytham
Alice Holt
Porton Down
Yr Wyddfa - Snowdon
Cairngorms
Temporal keywords
Every 9 years

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/d349babc-329a-4d6e-9eca-92e630e1be3f
doi:10.5285/d349babc-329a-4d6e-9eca-92e630e1be3f

Metadata

Record identifier
d349babc-329a-4d6e-9eca-92e630e1be3f
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2016-11-07T14:46:35
Metadata standard
ISO 19115 (UK GEMINI) version 1.0 (2.2)