This dataset comprises plant species, soils, habitat types and major biota present, collected during a survey of the English county of Cumbria, using standardised survey methods. The survey was undertaken by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (a forerunner of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) in 1975 within a stratified random set of sites. In total, up to 650 plots were surveyed from within 48 x 1km squares.
Publication date: 2017-07-06
This dataset is part of the following
Data were collected on paper by trained field surveyors using standardised methods and later digitised by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster. Soil samples were analysed at laboratories belonging to the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Merlewood, Grange-over-Sands.