Furse, M.T. et al

Headwater stream invertebrate data 1998 [Countryside Survey]

This dataset consists of invertebrate species records, sampled from headwater streams during a survey in 1998. Macro-invertebrates were sampled using standard protocols. The sample area in each stream was a single area of stream-bed whose major habitat types can be sampled within the recommended sampling period of three minutes of active sampling, supplemented by a one minute hand search. The length of river surveyed would normally vary from 5 to 15m. Samples were collected using a standard 1mm mesh pond net and returned to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (formerly Institute of Freshwater Ecology) for later sorting and identification. Supplemental physical measurements (width, depth, substrate composition) required to run RIVPACS (River Invertebrate Prediction and Classification System) were taken.
Data were collected under the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project managed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 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. Headwater stream surveys have been carried out in 1990, 1998 and 2007 with repeated visits to the majority of sites. 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 headwater stream data, soil data, habitat areas, vegetation species data and linear habitat data are also gathered by Countryside Survey.

Publication date: 2016-11-18

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

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You must cite: Furse, M.T.; Davy-Bowker, J.; Dawson, F.H.; Gunn, R.J.M.; Blackburn, J.H.; Gunn, I.M.; Winder, J.M.; Scarlett, P.M.; Gravelle, M.; Kneebone, N.; Nesbitt, I.; Amarillo, M; Brereton, C.; Cannan, C.; Collett, G.; Collier, D.; Cooper, G.; Dent, M.; Fairfax, C.M.; Hardie, D.; Henville, P.; Hilton, C.; James, B.; Moorhouse, C.; Randle, Z.; Shirley, C.; Small, S.R.; Vowles, K.E.; Clarke, R.T.; Watkins, J.W. (2016). Headwater stream invertebrate data 1998 [Countryside Survey] . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/fd0ce233-3b4d-4a5e-abcb-c0a26dd71c95

 

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Study area
Temporal extent
1998-05-01    to    1998-11-27

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Furse,M.T.; Davy-Bowker,J.; Dawson,F.H.; M Gunn,R.J.; Blackburn,J.H.; Gunn,I.M.; Winder,J.M.; Scarlett,P.M.; Gravelle,M.; Kneebone,N.; Nesbitt,I.; Amarillo,M.; Brereton,C.; Cannan,C.; Collett,G.; Collier,D.; Cooper,G.; Dent,M.; Fairfax,C.M.; Hardie,D.; Henville,P.; Hilton,C.; James,B.; Moorhouse,C.; Randle,Z.; Shirley,C.; Small,S.R.; Vowles,K.E.; Clarke,R.T.; Watkins,J.W. (2002). Countryside Survey 2000 Module 2: Freshwater Studies R&D Technical Report E1-038/TR1. Institute of Freshwater Ecology.

Provenance & quality

Data were collected in the summer of 1998 by field surveyors. Data were recorded from up to 569 1km squares sited across Britain, selected by random stratified sample. The survey was undertaken according to standardized protocols. Occurrence of species was recorded on paper and data were entered post-survey. Data are managed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Scarlett., P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Furse, M.T.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Davy-Bowker, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dawson, F.H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gunn, R.J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Blackburn, J.H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gunn, I.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Winder, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scarlett, P.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gravelle, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Kneebone, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nesbitt, I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Amarillo, M
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brereton, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cannan, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Collett, G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Collier, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cooper, G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dent, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Fairfax, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hardie, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henville, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hilton, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
James, B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Moorhouse, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Randle, Z.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Shirley, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Small, S.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Vowles, K.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clarke, R.T.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Watkins, J.W.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

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

Tags

Topic categories
Inland Waters , Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Environmental survey Freshwater macroinvertebrates,  Great Britain,  Natural capital Water quality