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United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: site location data 2011

M. Botham, D. Roy, T. Brereton, I. Middlebrook & Z. Randle
This dataset provides the details of all sites which have been monitored as part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Data includes the location within the UK, the length and width of the line transect on each site, and how long the transect has been monitored. The UKBMS started in 1976 with fewer than 50 sites. The number of sites monitored each year has increased to over a thousand since 2008. There is turnover...

Water table depth data from Climoor fieldsite in Clocaenog Forest

S. Reinsch & B.A. Emmett
This dataset includes manual measurements of water table depth at the Climoor fieldsite in the Clocaenog Forest, north-east Wales. Water table depth was collected via water permeable tubes installed through the soil profile down to bedrock. Measurements were taken, usually every two weeks, using a tape measure and head torch to assist in seeing the water level in the tube. Data are available from May 2009 to January 2014.

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...

Land Cover Map 2015 (1km percentage aggregate class, GB)

C.S. Rowland, R.D. Morton, L. Carrasco, G. McShane, A.W. O'Neil & C.M. Wood
This dataset consists of the 1km raster, percentage aggregate class version of the Land Cover Map 2015 (LCM2015) for Great Britain. The 1km percentage product provides the percentage cover for each of 10 aggregated land cover classes for 1km x 1km pixels. This product contains one band per aggregated habitat class (producing a 10 band image). The 10 aggregate classes are groupings of 21 target classes, which are based on the Joint Nature Conservation Committee...

Headwater stream macrophyte data 1998 [Countryside Survey]

M.T. Furse, J. Davy-Bowker, F.H. Dawson, R.J.M. Gunn, J.H. Blackburn, I.M. Gunn, J.M. Winder, P.M. Scarlett, M. Gravelle, N. Kneebone, I. Nesbitt, M Amarillo, C. Brereton, C. Cannan, G. Collett, D. Collier, G. Cooper, M. Dent, C.M. Fairfax, D. Hardie, P. Henville, C. Hilton, B. James, C. Moorhouse, Z. Randle … & J.W. Watkins
This dataset consists of macrophyte species records, sampled from headwater streams during a survey in 1998. Stream macrophytes in Countryside Survey are surveyed using the standard MTR (Mean Trophic Rank) protocol, which records the presence and extent (on a categorical scale) of macrophytes in a 100m reach. 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'...

UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) spittle bug data: 1993-2015

S. Rennie, J. Adamson, R. Anderson, C. Andrews, J. Bater, N. Bayfield, K. Beaton, D. Beaumont, S. Benham, V. Bowmaker, C. Britt, R. Brooker, D. Brooks, J. Brunt, G. Common, R. Cooper, S. Corbett, N. Critchley, P. Dennis, J. Dick, B. Dodd, N. Dodd, N. Donovan, J. Easter, M. Flexen … & C. Wood
Spittle Bug data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. These data are collected by quadrat sampling at all of ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol . They represent continuous annual records from 1993 to 2015. Spittle Bug adults (Philaenus spumarius) are sampled and separated by sex and by colour morph; it is likely that the proportions of morphs are environmentally determined and will therefore be good indicators of environmental change. Spittle...

Data from automatic water monitoring buoy from Windermere south basin, 2012 to 2015

I.D. Jones, H. Feuchtmayr & S.C. Maberly
This dataset consists of hourly lake temperature, air temperature, solar irradiance and wind speed data from an automatic water monitoring buoy on Windermere South Basin, a lake in the North West of England. The lake temperatures are measured in various depths of the lake (see supporting documentation). Measurements were taken every 4 minutes and calculated as hourly averages. The data were collected by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology between 2012 and 2015 inclusive. This...

UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) rabbit and deer data: 1993-2015

S. Rennie, J. Adamson, R. Anderson, C. Andrews, J. Bater, N. Bayfield, K. Beaton, D. Beaumont, S. Benham, V. Bowmaker, C. Britt, R. Brooker, D. Brooks, J. Brunt, G. Common, R. Cooper, S. Corbett, N. Critchley, P. Dennis, J. Dick, B. Dodd, N. Dodd, N. Donovan, J. Easter, M. Flexen … & C. Wood
Rabbit and deer data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. These data are collected by transect at ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol. The protocol uses an index method based on dropping counts (of deer, rabbits - and where appropriate sheep and Grouse) to estimate relative abundance. They represent twice-yearly continuous records from 1993 to 2015. ECN is the UK's long-term environmental monitoring programme. It is a multi-agency programme sponsored by...

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.

Windermere pike male gonad weight data (1945 to 1996)

I. J. Winfield & J. B. James
This dataset consists of estimated gonad weight and associated data on male pike (Esox lucius) from net sampling in Windermere, Cumbria. Data collection began in 1945. 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.

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...

Countryside Survey 1990 vegetation plot data

C.J. Barr, R.G.H. Bunce, M.K. Gillespie, C.J. Hallam, D.C. Howard, L.C. Maskell, M.J. Ness, L.R. Norton, R.J. Scott, S.M. Smart, R.C. Stuart & C.M. Wood
This dataset consists of plant species presence and abundance in different sizes and types of plots from 508 1km x 1km square sites surveyed across Great Britain in 1990. Many of the plots are repeated from surveys in 1978 and were surveyed again in 1998 and 2007. General information about the plot was recorded including plot number and type as well as species presence and (usually) cover. Data were collected under the Countryside Survey long...

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: species trends 2016

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 2016), for the last 20 years, and for the last decade. In addition a trend class, based on slope direction and its significance, and a...

Triazine, organophosphate and pyrethroid (TOP) pesticide data from rivers [LOIS]

A. House, D. Leach, N. Bachiller-Jareno, I. Tindall & R. Moore
Triazine, organophosphate and pyrethroid (TOP) pesticide data from river water collected at various sites within the Humber catchment area as part of the Land Ocean Interaction Study project (LOIS).. Water samples were collected weekly and during storm periods between 1994 and 1996. The unfiltered samples were extracted on the day of collection using solid-phase-extraction (SPE), the SPE cartridges stored overnight at 4 degreesC and then transported to the Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE), Wareham for...

Landscape area data 1990 [Countryside Survey]

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 landscape features across Great Britain in 1990. Data are presented as areas of Broad (or Priority) Habitats, with associated landscape attributes (such as plant species and land use), within a set of 506 1km squares across Great Britain. 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...

Windermere monthly temperatures 1946-2012

I.J. Winfield & J.M. Fletcher
This dataset consists of monthly mean inshore surface water temperature (degrees C) data from Windermere, a lake in northern England. Data collection began in 1933, but data are presented here from 1946 onwards. The data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA), then by CEH and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) from 1989 to 2003, and subsequently again by FBA.

Data from automatic water monitoring buoy from Windermere south basin, 2008 to 2011

I. Jones & H. Feuchtmayr
This dataset consists of hourly lake temperature, air temperature, solar irradiance and wind speed data from an automatic water monitoring buoy on Windermere South Basin, a lake in the North West of England. The lake temperatures are measured in various depths of the lake (see supporting documentation). Measurements were taken every 4 minutes and calculated as hourly averages. The data were collected by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology between 2008 and 2011 inclusive. This...

Hourly physical and nutrient monitoring data for the River Enborne, Berkshire (2009-2012)

M. J. Bowes, E. Gozzard, J. Newman, M. Loewenthal, S. Halliday, R. A. Skeffington, H. P. Jarvie, A. Wade & E. Palmer-Felgate
This data set comprises of hourly physical and nutrient monitoring data of the River Enborne near Brimpton (National grid reference SU568648), from November 2009 to February 2012. Parameters measured are total reactive phosphorus, nitrate, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH and total chlorophyll. The accompanying hourly averaged flow data (from the EA flow gauging station at the same site) are also supplied. The monitoring programme was funded by the EPSRC, through the LIMPIDS project.

Soil chemical and physical properties from a digestate (winter wheat trial) experiment at North Wyke and Henfaes Farm, UK (2017)

S. Reinsch, I. Lebron, A.R. Sánchez-Rodríguez, A.M. Carswell, H. Carter, D.R. Chadwick, J.M. Cotton, H. Guyatt, R. Harvey, A. Hunt, D.L. Jones, P.O. Keenan, A.J. Lawlor, M.R. Marshall, T.H. Misselbrook, M. Patel, A.P. Pinder, M.G. Pereira, K.S. Saunders, B. Tanna, N. Thompson & B.A. Emmett
The data consist of soil physicochemical and biological data for three soil depths (0-15, 15-30 and 30-60 cm) from a winter wheat field experiment located at two research sites in the United Kingdom. Soil samples were collected between April 2017 and August 2017. Extractions and measurements were carried out thereafter. The sites were Rothamsted Research at North Wyke in Devon and Bangor University at Henfaes Research Station in North Wales. At each site measurements were...

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'...

Enchytraeid worm abundance and delta 13C cholesterol data from Sourhope field experiment site, Scotland, 2000 [NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme]

H.I.J. Black, S.B. Piertney, C. Macdonald, V. Standen, I.D. Bull, R.P. Evershed, J.S. Chaplow & A.M. Thompson
This dataset comprises enchytraeid worm abundance and Delta 13C values from enchytraeid cholesterol. The data were collected as a component of the NERC Soil Biodiversity Programme, consisting of a one year study of the diversity and activity of Enchytraeid worms, small relatives of the earthworm. These worms are very common in upland soils and often outweigh all other fauna, including sheep. The project focused on investigating the importance of Enchytraeid species, or group diversity, in...

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...

Interest features and linked critical load/level values for UK protected sites

W.J. Bealey & E.M. Roberts
This dataset contains the critical load and level values for designated habitats and species (where there is an appropriate match) at protected sites across the UK. The data is available for designated interest features for the following designations: (i) Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) (ii) Special Protection Areas (SPA) (iii) Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) - England only. Critical loads and levels are set under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for...

Woodlands survey flora data 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
This dataset consists of the vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens recorded in plots in 103 woodland sites 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).

United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: site indices 2018

M.S. Botham, T. Brereton, S. Harris, C. Harrower, I. Middlebrook, Z. Randle & D.B. Roy
Site indices, as a relative measure of the actual population size, for UK butterfly species calculated from data from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Site indices are a relative rather than an absolute measure of the size of a population, and have been shown to relate closely to other, more intensive, measures of population size such as mark, release, recapture (MRR) methods. The site index can be thought of as a relative measure of...

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