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Countryside Survey 1978 estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain

R.G.H. Bunce, C.M. Wood, P.A. Henrys, S.M. Smart, D.C. Howard & C.J. Barr
Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit' of the natural resources of the UK's countryside. The Survey has been carried out at regular intervals since 1978. 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. This dataset consists of stock data for habitats...

Post Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain

J.S. Chaplow, N.A. Beresford & C.L. Barnett
Please note - this dataset is not current. For the most recent version, please search for the dataset titled 'Post Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain'. Data comprise radiocaesium concentrations in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi analysed from samples collected from throughout Great Britain after the 1986 Chernobyl accident by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), formerly the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE). National level vegetation surveys...

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: collated indices 2013

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...

Perch weekly mean sizes from Green Tuft 1946-2012

I.J. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher & J.B. James
This dataset consists of weekly mean sizes of Perch (Perca fluviatilis) from trapping at Green Tuft, Windermere, Cumbria, sampled between 1946 and 2012. Perch have been monitored in the north and south basins of Windermere by trapping with variations in sampling sites and efforts from 1943 to the present. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) but have been collected by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and its predecessor...

Data from: Loss of heterosis and family-dependent inbreeding depression in plant performance and resistance against multiple herbivores under drought stress

Nadine Prill, James M. Bullock, Nicole M. Van Dam & Roosa Leimu
1. Inbreeding depression (ID), outbreeding depression (OD) and heterosis can occur concurrently in plant populations. ID often increases under environmental stress, but the combined effects of inbreeding, outbreeding between populations and environmental stress, such as drought, on plant performance and herbivore resistance remain unclear. 2. In order to determine environment-dependent and family-dependent ID, OD and heterosis we conducted a common garden experiment with plants from five populations of Brassica nigra. Inbred, within-population outbred and between-population...

Countryside Survey 1998 mapped estimates of linear feature lengths in Great Britain

C.J. Barr, R.G.H. Bunce, R.T. Clarke, M.K. Gillespie, D.C. Howard, L.C. Maskell, L.R. Norton, R.J. Scott, W.A. Scott, S.M. Smart, R.C. Stuart, J.W. Watkins, C.M. Wood & S.M. Wright
This dataset consists of stock (length) data for linear features across Great Britain in 1998 in a vector format. The data are national estimates generated by analysing the sample data from 569 1km squares surveyed for the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project, then scaling up to a national level. The data are presented as mean lengths per 1km square for seven different feature categories within 45 different land class types, based on the ITE...

Model estimates of topsoil pH and bulk density [Countryside Survey]

P.A. Henrys, A.M. Keith, D.A. Robinson & B.A. Emmett
Countryside Survey topsoil pH and bulk density (g cm-3) data is representative of 0 - 15 cm soil depth. Topsoil pH was measured using 10g of field moist soil with 25ml de-ionised water giving a ratio of soil to water of 1:2.5 by weight; bulk density was estimated by making detailed weight measurements throughout the soil processing procedure. For topsoil pH and bulk density data, a total of 2614 cores from 591 1km x 1km...

Countryside Survey 1990 mapped estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain

C.J. Barr, R.G.H. Bunce, R.T. Clarke, M.K. Gillespie, C.J. Hallam, D.C. Howard, L.C. Maskell, M.J. Ness, L.R. Norton, R.J. Scott, W.A. Scott, S.M. Smart, R.C. Stuart, C.M. Wood & S.M. Wright
This dataset consists of stock (area) data for Broad Habitats across Great Britain in 1990 in a 1km grid format. The data are national estimates generated by analysing the sample data from 508 1km squares surveyed for the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project, then scaling up to a national level. The data are presented as percent habitat per 1km square for 16 different habitat types. The Countryside Survey is a unique study or 'audit'...

Ecological risk due to river flow alteration under climate and socioeconomic change scenarios

C.L.R. Laize, M.C. Acreman, C. Schneider, M.J. Dunbar, H.A. Houghton-Carr, M. Florke & D.M. Hannah
This dataset contains modelled outputs of the European river network modelled as 33,668 cells (5° longitude by 5° latitude). For each cell, modelled monthly flows were generated for an ensemble of tenscenarios for the 2050s and for the study baseline (naturalized flows for 1961 to 1990). Score classes are categorisation of flow alteration scenarios.

Earthworm toxicity data for exposure to cerium oxide nanoparticles

E. Lahive, B.J. Shaw, R.D. Handy, D.J. Spurgeon & C. Svendsen
This dataset was generated from a laboratory experiment investigating the toxicity of Cerium oxide nanoparticles and non-nanoparticles to the earthworm Eisenia fetida. The toxicity test procedure followed the OECD guideline 222 (earthworm reproduction test (Eisenia fetida/andrei)). Exposure concentrations for both nano and non-nano Cerium oxide particulate forms and the cerium salt materials were 41, 102, 256, 640, 1600, 4000, 10000 mg Ce per kg (Dry Weight soil). Each replicate container held 500 g soil with...

Micro-organic herbicides data from rivers [LOIS]

C.L. Bhardwaj, J.C. Dodd, N. Bachiller-Jareno, I. Tindall & R. Moore
Micro-organic herbicide levels in river water for various sites within the Humber and Tweed catchments collected as part of the Land Ocean Interaction Study project (LOIS). The dataset contains data for Phenyl urea and Phenoxy acid herbicides, measured as 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 4-(4-Chloro-O-tolyloxy) butyric acid, 4-Chloro-O-tolyloxyacetic acid, Chlorotoluron dissolved, Diuron dissolved, Isoproturon dissolved, Linuron dissolved, Mecoprop dissolved. Phenyl urea herbicide data is available for twelve sites in the Humber catchment within 1994 to 1995 and 1994...

Land Cover Map 2007 (1km dominant aggregate class, N. Ireland) v1.2

R.D. Morton, C.S. Rowland, C.M. Wood, L. Meek, C.G. Marston & G.M. Smith
This dataset consists of a 1km resolution raster version of the Land Cover Map 2007 for Northern Ireland. Each 1km pixel represents the dominant aggregate class across the 1km area. The aggregate classes are aggregations of the target classes, broadly representing Broad Habitats (see below). The dataset is part of a series of data products produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology known as LCM2007. LCM2007 is a parcel-based thematic classification of satellite image...

Countryside Survey 1990 mapped estimates of linear feature lengths in Great Britain

C.J. Barr, R.G.H. Bunce, R.T. Clarke, M.K. Gillespie, C.J. Hallam, D.C. Howard, L.C. Maskell, M.J. Ness, L.R. Norton, R.J. Scott, W.A. Scott, S.M. Smart, R.C. Stuart, C.M. Wood & S.M. Wright
This dataset consists of stock (length) data for linear features across Great Britain in 1990 in a vector format. The data are national estimates generated by analysing the sample data from 508 1km squares surveyed for the Countryside Survey long term monitoring project, then scaling up to a national level. The data are presented as mean lengths per 1km square for seven different feature categories within 45 different land class types, based on the ITE...

Operational taxonomic units for epilithon bacteria in the rivers Wolf and Tamar catchments

R. Griffiths, F. Edwards, P. Scarlett, G. Webb, R. Sarlej & B. Thomson
This dataset contains operational taxonomic units for epilithon (water samples): Approximate location of sampling sites was determined from maps to provide good spatial coverage of the Wold River through to the Tamar River. Exact sites were determined in the field, considering accessibility and other logistics. The exact location of each sample site was determined using a Garmin GPS12. Three stones were taken from each of the 20 locations and epilithon removed from a defined area....

Conwy catchment - spatial water chemistry dataset

D.M. Cooper, C. Evans, D. Norris, A. Burden & A. Lawler
Surface water quality data for the Conwy catchment, North Wales are presented. The data cover stream and estuary survey locations sampled manually from 2007 to 2011 at varying intervals between fortnightly and quarterly. Survey locations were selected as draining the main landscape classes in the catchment, which include upland (>300m) and lowland (<300m) environments under trees, moorland or improved agriculture. Also included are a suite of locations on the major rivers, and in the estuary....

Soil pH at Roudsea Wood National Nature Reserve 1961

A. Carlisle & C.M. Wood
The dataset consists of pH values from soil samples taken in Roudsea Wood National Nature Reserve in 1961. Soil samples were taken from between 5 and 10cm in depth from transects across the reserve and from under oak trees. pH was measured by the Woodlands Research Section at The Nature Conservancy's Merlewood Research Station, Grange over Sands, Cumbria and the data have been stored and digitised by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster.

Data from: Benefits and costs of ecological restoration: rapid assessment of changing ecosystem service values at a UK wetland

Francine M. R. Hughes, Kelvin S. H. Peh, Andrew Balmford, Rob H. Field, Anthony Lamb, Jennifer C. Birch, Richard B. Bradbury, Claire Brown, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Martin Lester, Ross Morrison, Isabel Sedgwick, Chris Soans, Alison J. Stattersfield, Peter A. Stroh, Ruth D. Swetnam, David H. L. Thomas, Matt Walpole, Stuart Warrington & Kelvin S.-H. Peh
Restoration of degraded land is recognized by the international community as an important way of enhancing both biodiversity and ecosystem services, but more information is needed about its costs and benefits. In Cambridgeshire, U.K., a long-term initiative to convert drained, intensively farmed arable land to a wetland habitat mosaic is driven by a desire both to prevent biodiversity loss from the nationally important Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (Wicken Fen NNR) and to increase the...

Biomass of Trifolium repens versus Lolium perenne after ozone exposure in solardomes

F. Hayes, G. Mills & M. Ashmore
The data are biomass measurements from an ozone exposure experiment, during which Trifolium repens and Lolium perenne were exposed as both monocultures and two-species mixtures to an episodic rural ozone regime in large, well-watered containers within solardomes for 12 weeks. Treatments were elevated ozone (AOT40 (Accumulated Ozone Threshold exposure of 40 parts per billion) of 12.86 ppm h) or control conditions (AOT40 of 0.02 ppm h). Measurements were dry weight, with a cutting height of...

Vegetation chemistry data from Climoor fieldsite in Clocaenog Forest

A. Sowerby & B.A. Emmett
This dataset includes vegetation chemistry data from the experimental plots at the Climoor field site in the Clocaenog Forest, NE Wales. It also includes data from material collected from outside, but nearby, the experimental plots. Both green and naturally senesced material was analysed between 1998 and 2010 (although not every year was included within this period). Where green material was analysed, only the current years growth was included in the sample. The dataset also includes...

Woodlands survey site information 1971-2001

K.J. Kirby, S.M. Smart, H.I.J. Black, R.G.H. Bunce, P.M. Corney, R.J. Smithers & M.W. Shaw
The dataset consists of slope, aspect, locations, descriptions and habitat categories from plots and sites in 103 woodlands surveyed across Great Britain in 1971 and again over the growing seasons of 2000, 2002 and 2003 (referred to as '2001 survey'), using exactly the same field methods. Data were collected under projects managed by The Nature Conservancy (in 1971) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (in 2001).

Photosynthesis data for the plant species Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus and Empetrum nigrum at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest

A. Sowerby & B.A. Emmett
This dataset includes measurements of photosynthesis for the dominant higher plant species in the experimental plots at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest. Plant species included are Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus and Empetrum nigrum. Ambient light measurements are included as well as light response curve measurements. Data was collected infrequently between 2001-2003 for Calluna and Vaccinium, and just in 2001 for Empetrum.

Hourly micro-meteorological data from Climoor fieldsite in Clocaenog Forest

A. Sowerby & B.A. Emmett
This dataset contains hourly micro-meteorological data from the experimental plots at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog forest, NE Wales. It runs from 11/9/2008 until 31/12/2013, and contains air temperature, soil temperature at two depths (5cm and 20cm) as well as soil moisture. Climoor is a climate change experiment which investigates the possible impact of increased temperatures and repeated summer drought on an Atlantic upland moorland. The experiment uses automatic roof technology to warm experimental...

Continuous measurements of temperature, pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen in rivers [LOIS]

D. Leach, A. Pinder, P. Wass, N. Bachiller-Jareno, I. Tindall & R. Moore
Continuous measurements of temperature, pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen from river water at ten sites located within the rivers Swale, Derwent, Aire, Calder, Trent, Ouse and Nidd. Part of the Land Ocean Interaction Study (LOIS) project. Hydrolab H20 water quality monitors were installed at ten sites and used to log water temperature, pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen between 1994 and 1997. Data were collected continuously at 30 minute intervals (for periods of variable lengths depending...

Field measurements of pH, conductivity and temperature data from rivers [LOIS]

D. Leach, A. Pinder, P. Wass, N. Bachiller-Jareno, I. Tindall & R. Moore
On site measurements of pH, conductivity and temperature for thirteen sites in the Humber catchment and three sites in the Tweed catchment within the period 1994 to 1997 as part of the Land Ocean Interaction Study project (LOIS). Sites were sampled at regular weekly intervals and more intermittently during high flows (on average an extra sampling once a month per site). Samples were obtained using a wide neck PTFE bottle in a plastic covered bottle...

Trace element data from rivers [LOIS]

D. Leach, M. Neal, C.J. Smith, N. Bachiller-Jareno, I. Tindall & R. Moore
Discrete data for trace elements for both the dissolved and acid available fractions for thirteen core sites in the Humber catchment over the period 1993 to 1997 and for three sites from the Tweed catchment over the period 1994 to 1997. Part of the Land Ocean Interaction Study project (LOIS). Trace elements measured were: Aluminium (Al), Antimony (Sb), Arsenic (As), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Boron (B), Cadmium (Cd), Cerium (Ce), Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co), Copper...

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