Dataset
Soil invertebrate data 2007 [Countryside Survey]

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This dataset consists of invertebrate (soil mesofauna) counts from soils sampled across Great Britain in 2007. The Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside. The sample sites are chosen from a stratified random sample, based on a 15 by 15 km grid of GB. Surveys have been carried out in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, with repeated visits to the majority of squares. The countryside is sampled and surveyed using rigorous scientific methods, allowing us to compare new results with those from previous surveys. In this way we can detect the gradual and subtle changes that occur in the UK's countryside over time. In addition to soil data, habitat areas, vegetation species data, linear habitat data, and freshwater habitat data are also gathered by Countryside Survey

Publication date: 2016-06-01

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

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You must cite: Emmett, B.A. ; Reynolds, B. ; Chamberlain, P.M. ; Rowe, E. ; Spurgeon, D. ; Brittain, S.A. ; Frogbrook, Z. ; Hughes, S. ; Keith, A.M. ; Lawlor, A.J. ; Monson, F. ; Poskitt, J. ; Potter, E. ; Robinson, D.A. ; Scott, A. ; Thompson, N.; Watts, R. ; Wood, C.M.; Woods, C. (2016). Soil invertebrate data 2007 [Countryside Survey]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/fccd86b0-f5b6-4716-b4f7-f43ad82daeee

 

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The following acknowledgement shall be used on all copies of the data, publications and reports, including use in presentations to any audience. 'Countryside Survey data owned by NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology'

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2007-05-01    to    2009-06-01

Quality

Lineage
Soil samples were collected in the summer of 2007 by field surveyors. Data were recorded from a maximum of 256 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. Samples were analysed according to standardized protocols at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster in 2007-2009. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Publisher
Custodian
Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Distributor

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
Shannon diversity index
ITE Land Class
springtails
mites
invertebrates
thysanura
acari
araneae
chilopoda
coleoptera
collembola
copepoda
diplopoda
diptera
diplura
gastropoda
hemioptera
hymenoptera
isopoda
lepidoptera
nematoda
oligochaeta
nematomorpha
pauropoda
opilones
pseudoscorpions
protura
psocoptera
pulmonata
symphyla
thysanoptera
CEH Topic
Soil
Environmental survey
Natural capital
Soil
INSPIRE Theme
Soil

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/fccd86b0-f5b6-4716-b4f7-f43ad82daeee
doi:10.5285/fccd86b0-f5b6-4716-b4f7-f43ad82daeee

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2017-10-25T13:58:33