Bird abundance and distribution on Peak District farms and moorlands, 2007-2008 - RELU Sustainability of hill farming

This data set consists of the tabulated results of bird surveys on Peak District farms and moorlands. Bird abundance and distribution on Peak District farms and moorlands, 2007-2008 The study is part of the NERC Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme. The project used the Peak District National Park as a case study to examine the impact of hill farming practices on upland biodiversity (using birds as an indicator group); how hill farms were responding to ongoing and future changes to policies and prices; what this would in turn imply for upland biodiversity; what the public wanted from upland ecosystems and how policies could be designed better to deliver public goods from hill farms. To answer these questions, the project team conducted ecological and economic surveys on hill farms; used survey results to parameterise ecological and economic models of this farming system; developed new ways to integrate these into coupled ecological and economic models and paid particular attention to interactions across farm boundaries; used the models to evaluate the performance of existing policies and to test designs that could lead to more effective policies; and conducted a range of choice experiments with different cross-sections of the general public to evaluate their preferences for upland landscapes. Choice experiment, socio-economic survey and model data from this study are available at the UK Data Archive under study number 6363 (see online resources). Further documentation for this study may be found through the RELU Knowledge Portal and the project's ESRC funding award web page (see online resources).

Publication date: 2008-09-18

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
…    to    2008-12-31

Quality

Lineage
Research funded by Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Award Number: RES-227-25-0028 Walking transects and distance sampling were used to survey all bird species on 44 farms (where the main landholding fell within 2 km of the Moorland boundary within the Peak District National Park) and on 37 paired moorland areas nearby. Birds were counted as present if they were seen or heard within the property, irrespective of the distance from the transect. Bird surveys were carried out on two separate visits in Spring and Summer 2007.

Other contacts

Principal Investigator
Armsworth, P.
University of Tennessee. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Principal Investigator
Hanley, N.
University of Stirling. Department of Economics
Principal Investigator
Gaston, K.
University of Sheffield. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Owner
Armsworth, P.
University of Tennessee. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Owner
Hanley, N.
University of Stirling. Department of Economics
Owner
Gaston, K.
University of Sheffield. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Point Of Contact
Armsworth, P.
University of Tennessee. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Knoxville, Tennessee
USA
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Environment
Farming
Other keywords
Rural Economy and Land Use Programme
Other keywords
Sustainability of Hill Farming - Ecology Data
2007-2008
INSPIRE Theme
Species distribution
Theme keywords
Peak district
Agricultural economics
Agricultural policy
Agriculture
Biodiversity
Birds
Farmers
Farming systems
Farms
Habitats
Land management
Land use
Landscape
Moorlands
Rural economics
Uplands

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1295888468769
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/de5447b7-70bb-4a11-822b-c1f53987681e

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