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United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: collated indices 2012

M. Botham, D. Roy, T. Brereton, I. Middlebrook & Z. Randle
Collated indices are a relative measure of butterfly abundance across monitored sites in the UK, calculated from data collected by the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Collated indices are calculated annually for each individual butterfly species that has been recorded on five or more sites in that year. Based on this criterion collated indices have been calculated for the entire UKBMS time series from 1976 to the current year for the majority of species. For...

Water quality data from the Ribble and Wyre catchments 2008-2010

P.A. Scholefield, C. Neal, A.P. Rowland, J.S. Chaplow & D. Sleep
Water quality data from 26 Ribble and Wyre river basin sites in north west England. Samples were analysed for major solutes, pH, Gran alkalinity, trace metals, mercury and chlorophyll.

Concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in UK sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) livers. Data from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

J. Crosse, R. Shore, K. Jones & M. G. Pereira
Data on concentrations of PBDEs found in the livers of 59 sparrowhawks that had died in the UK between 1998 and 2009. Samples were selected from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) Archive. Archived livers from birds that had died between 1998 and 2009 from central England, directly east and within 250 km of the Welsh border, were analysed. Data are presented as one table and two supporting files containing metadata. The Predatory Bird Monitoring...

Metal and metalloid concentrations in the livers of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) from England and Wales

L.A. Walker, A.J. Lawlor, E.A. Chadwick, E.D. Potter, M.G Pereira, R.F. Shore & J.S. Chaplow
Dataset includes dry weight concentrations of 18 toxic, essential and trace elements quantified in the livers of otters that have been found dead in England and Wales between 2007 and 2009 inclusive. For each otter the month and year found, age, sex, body condition coefficient and location where the otter was found are given. Most elements were measured in 157 samples that came from the years 2007 to 2009. Residues of Pb were only measured...

Chemical contaminants in White-tailed sea eagle eggs - Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

L. Walker, R.F. Shore, J.S. Chaplow, E.D. Potter & G. Dos Santos Pereira
Data from analyses of addled and deserted sea eagle eggs collected by licensed collectors in Scotland. Contaminants reported include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides or their persistent metabolites, and a range of metals and metaloids. The white-tailed sea eagle has been re-introduced to a number of Scottish Islands since the 1980s. The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of...

Distribution of ash trees within areas less than half a hectare in Great Britain

L.C. Maskell, P.A. Henrys, L.R. Norton, S.M. Smart & C.M. Wood
The dataset consists of a distribution map of ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) within woodland areas of less than half a hectare across Great Britain. The data is derived from Countryside Survey 2007. Trees were mapped in 569 1km sample squares across Britain, and this national estimate dataset was derived from the sample data using ITE Land Classes.

Plynlimon research catchment high-frequency hydrochemistry data

C. Neal, J. Kirchner & B. Reynolds
This dataset includes rainfall, river and stream hydro-chemistry data from the River Hafren (Severn). The dataset represents high-frequency (7 hourly) monitoring of stream hydrochemistry at both the Lower and Upper Hafren site from 2007-2009, as well as rainfall hydrochemistry near the Carreg Wen meteorological site. Data for over 50 chemical determinands are presented alongside data for some in-situ measurements such as water temperature. Full descriptions of the analytical methods used for each determinand is included....

Plynlimon research catchment hydrochemistry

C Neal, J Kirchner & B Reynolds
This dataset includes rainfall, cloud, river and stream hydro-chemistry of the Plynlimon research catchments. The data is from weekly monitoring of stream hydrochemistry of the River Hafren (Severn) at both the Lower and Upper Hafren site from 1998, stream hydrochemistry of the River Hore at the Lower Hore site from 1983 and Upper Hore site from 1984 as well as rainfall hydrochemistry near the Carreg Wen meteorological site from 1983 and cloud hydrochemistry near the...

Chemical contaminants and shell index values for gannet eggs

J. D. Crosse, R. F. Shore, K. C. Jones & Pereira, M. G,
This dataset gives concentrations of chemical contaminants in the contents of eggs collected from colonies of the northern gannet, Morus bassanus, in the United Kingdom. The majority of eggs analysed are from colonies on Ailsa Craig (Firth of Clyde) and Bass Rock (Firth of Forth) and have been collected since 1971. The study examined 658 eggs collected between 1971 and 2009. Eggs analysed by the PBMS are collected by licensed collectors. Contaminants measured include organochlorine...

Distribution of individual ash trees in Great Britain

L.C. Maskell, P.A. Henrys, L.R. Norton, S.M. Smart & C.M. Wood
The dataset consists of a map of individual ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) across Great Britain. The data is derived from Countryside Survey 2007 and includes individual trees in the landscape, clumps of trees and veteran trees. Trees were mapped in 569 1km sample squares across Britain, and this national estimate dataset was derived from the sample data using ITE Land Classes.

Distribution of ash trees in woody linear features in Great Britain

L.C. Maskell, P.A. Henrys, L.R. Norton, S.M. Smart & C.M. Wood
The dataset consists of a distribution map of ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) within woody linear features across Great Britain. The data is derived from Countryside Survey 2007 and includes trees recorded in lines of trees of a natural shape and lines of trees of an unnatural shape. Trees were mapped in 569 1km sample squares across Britain, and this national estimate dataset was derived from the sample data using ITE Land Classes.

Element and radionuclide concentrations in representative species of the ICRP's Reference Animals and Plants and associated soils from a forest in north-west England

C.L. Barnett, N.A. Beresford, L.A. Walker, M. Baxter, C. Wells & D. Copplestone
This dataset presents the results of an initial sampling exercise conducted at a terrestrial site in northwest England in summer 2010. The following samples of terrestrial Reference Animals and Plants (RAPs) were obtained from an area of circa 0.4 km squared: Molinia caerulea (ICRP RAP Wild Grass defined as Poaceae); Picea sitchensis (ICRP RAP Pine Tree defined as Pinaceae); Apis spp., Bombus spp., Nomada spp. (ICRP RAP Bee defined as Apidea); Apodemus sylvaticus (ICRP RAP...

Loch Leven long-term monitoring data: phosphorus, silica and chlorophyll concentrations, water clarity and temperature, 1985-2007

B. J. Dudley, L. May, B. M. Spears & A. Kirika
A subset of the Loch Leven long-term monitoring project dataset. This subset contains data collected from Loch Leven between 1985 and 2007 at three sampling sites in the lake. It includes results of chlorophyll, phosphorus, and silicon analyses as well as conductivity and water temperature measurements. The data relate to water samples taken at fortnightly or monthly intervals. Data available in digital form is described here. Additional data currently held as hard copy, will become...

Chemical analysis of nitrogen transformations in biochar amended soil

S.D.C. Case, N.P. McNamara, D.S. Reay, A.W. Stott, H.K. Grant & J. Whitaker
These data are from an investigation of the effects of biochar application to soil, on soil greenhouse gas emissions and N transformations within the soil. Biochar is a carbon rich substance which is being advocated as a climate mitigation tool to increase carbon sequestration and reduce nitrous oxide emissions. The data were collected during a 15N pool dilution incubation to investigate the nitrogen transformations within biochar-amended soil following the addition of 15N-labelled ammonium nitrate. Analyses...

Records of leaf damage caused by and parasitism of Cameraria ohridella in Britain in 2010 collected with a citizen science approach, plus validation of the data

M.J.O. Pocock & D.M. Evans
Records of leaf damage caused by and parasitism of Cameraria ohridella in Britain in 2010 collected with a citizen science approach as part of the Conker Tree Science citizen science project, plus validation of the data. Over 3500 people in Great Britain provided data at a national scale on an invasive insect (horse-chestnut leaf-mining moth, Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic; Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in order to address two hypotheses. Specifically: (1) whether the levels of damage...

Dissolved polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the River Wyre (northwest England)

C. Moeckel, D.T. Monteith, N.R. Llewellyn, P.A. Henrys & M.G. Pereira
Data on concentrations of dissolved PAHs and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in 20 water samples collected from the River Wyre at five sites between Marshaw Wyre, one of the two headwaters of the River Wyre, and Garstang from August 2010 to June 2011. As typical for this region, the upland reaches of this river drain peatland areas, resulting in a relatively high dissolved organic carbon content. PAHs were measured as freely dissolved PAHs (i.e. freely...

Windermere lake temperature data 1944-2002

I.J. Winfield & J.M. Fletcher
This dataset consists of inshore surface water temperature (degrees C) data on Windermere. Data collection began in 1933, but it presented here from 1944 onwards. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA), then by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrolog (CEH) and its predecessor [the Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE)] from 1989 to 2003, and subsequently again by FBA.

Pike growth data 1944-1995

I.J. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher & J.B. James
This dataset consists of growth (length) data on Pike (Esox lucius) from net sampling in Windermere. Data collection began in 1944. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) but have been collected by CEH and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) since 1989.

Pike survival data 1953-1990

I.J. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher & J.B. James
This dataset consists of survival (binary) data derived from capture-mark-recapture on Pike (Esox lucius) from net and angling sampling in Windermere. Data collection began in 1944. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) but have been collected by CEH and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) since 1989.

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: species trends 2012

M. Botham, D. Roy, T. Brereton, I. Middlebrook & Z. Randle
This dataset provides linear trends, over varying time periods, for the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) Collated Indices of individual butterfly species across the UK. The main statistical values derived from a linear regression (slope, standard error, P-value) are presented for the entire time series for each species (1976 to 2012), for the last 20 years, and for the last decade. In addition a trend class, based on slope direction and its significance, and a...

Pike fecundity data 1963-2002

I.J. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher & J. B. James
This dataset consists of fecundity (number of eggs) data on Pike (Esox lucius) from net sampling in Windermere. Data collection began in 1963. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) but have been collected by CEH and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) since 1989.

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: species trends 2011

M. Botham, D. Roy, T. Brereton, I. Middlebrook & Z. Randle
This dataset provides linear trends, over varying time periods, for the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) Collated Indices of individual butterfly species across the UK. The main statistical values derived from a linear regression (slope, standard error, P-value) are presented for the entire time series for each species (1976 to 2011), for the last 20 years, and for the last decade. In addition a trend class, based on slope direction and its significance, and a...

Life history, wing morphology and reproductive output of Pararge aegeria L. on drought stressed host plants

M. Gibbs, H. Van Dyck & C. J. Breuker
This dataset contains information on life history, wing morphological and reproductive traits of Pararge aegeria (L.). The data was collected from an eco-evolutionary study examining how male and female Pararge aegeria from woodland and agricultural landscape populations were affected by development on drought stressed host plants. The data of life history cover total development time and sex of the studied species. The data of wing morphology include total development time, sex, wing loading, the mean...

Mimetic host shifts in a social parasite of ants: Behavioural study

K. Schönrogge, J.A. Thomas, G.W. Elmes, M. Sielezniew, A. Stankiewicz-Fiedurek, D. Simcox & J. Settele
This dataset derives from cross-over experiments using ant worker rescue behaviour towards caterpillars of the socially parasitic butterfly from two host-ecotypes. The data comprise datasets collected from four 4 experiments 3 hours after testing and from 4 experiments 7 days later. They all include nest numbers, the order of retrieval ranked by the attention of nurse ants to the ant pupae, large larvae and small larvae and the adult Maculinea rebeli. The data give the...

Ecosystem services variables from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN)

J. Dick, C. Andrews, D.A. Beaumont, S. Benham, D.R. Brooks, S. Corbett, D. Lloyd, S. McMillan, D.T. Monteith, E.S. Pilgrim, R. Rose, A. Scott, T. Scott, R.I. Smith, C. Taylor, M. Taylor, A. Turner & H. Watson
73 ecosystem services variables for 11 Environmental Change Network (ECN) sites throughout the UK mainland. The variables cover provisioning (food, fibre, fuel, genetic resources, biochemical and pharmaceuticals, ornamental), regulating (air quality regulation, climate regulation, water regulation, erosion, human diseases, biological control, pollination, natural hazard, other hazards) and cultural (cultural diversity) service types. The list of variables was agreed at an ECN site manager's workshop as representative of the high level categories defined by the Millennium...

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  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
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  • Butterfly Conservation
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  • University of Oxford
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  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
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  • Agricultural Development Advisory Service (United Kingdom)
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  • Polish Academy of Sciences
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  • University of Nottingham
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  • University of Białystok
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  • Université Catholique de Louvain
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  • Rothamsted Research
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  • Cardiff University
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  • James Hutton Institute
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  • Forest Research
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  • University of Stirling
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  • British Geological Survey
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