The Land Classification of Shetland is a classification of the Shetland Isles into a set of 16 environmental strata, termed land classes, to be used as a basis for ecological survey, originally developed by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) in 1974. The strata were created from the multivariate analysis of 150 environmental variables, including topographic data, geographical features and geology data. The Land Classification can be used to stratify a wide range of ecological and biogeographical surveys to improve the efficiency of collection, analysis and presentation of information derived from a sample.
Publication date: 2015-07-27
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The Shetland Land Classification was created in 1974 at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, using methodologies described in the supporting information. The map was later digitised by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.