Citing use of Countryside Survey data and publications

All use of CS data must be acknowledged.

The following acknowledgement and copyright notice (where applicable), shall be used on all copies of the data, publications and reports, including use in presentations to any audience.

  • Acknowledgement: Countryside Survey data owned by NERC – Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Countryside Survey © Database Right/Copyright NERC– Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. All rights reserved. 

It is also important that scientists responsible for the collection, processing and delivery of Countryside Survey data are afforded due recognition for their intellectual efforts in accordance with usual scientific citation protocols. We therefore request that any use and acknowledgement of CS data in scientific &/or academic publications is accompanied by citation of appropriate datasets or refereed publications and/or the most relevant CS reports as referenced below:

UK Results from 2007

Carey, P.D.; Wallis, S.; Emmett, B.A.; Maskell, L.C.; Murphy, J.; Norton, L.R.; Simpson, I.C.; Smart, S.M.. 2008 Countryside Survey: UK Headline Messages from 2007. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 30pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Carey, P.D.; Wallis, S.; Chamberlain, P.M.; Cooper, A.; Emmett, B.A.; Maskell, L.C.; McCann, T.; Murphy, J.; Norton, L.R.; Reynolds, B.; Scott, W.A.; Simpson, I.C.; Smart, S.M.; Ullyett, J.M.. 2008 Countryside Survey: UK Results from 2007. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 105pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Scotland Results from 2007

Norton, L.R.; Murphy, J.; Reynolds, B.; Marks, S.; Mackey, E.C. 2009 Countryside Survey: Scotland Results from 2007. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, The Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, 83pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Wales Results from 2007

Smart, S.M.; Allen, D.; Murphy, J.; Carey, P.D.; Emmett, B.A.; Reynolds, B.; Simpson, I.C.; Evans, R.A.; Skates, J.; Scott, W.A.; Maskell, L.C.; Norton, L.R.; Rossall, M.J.; Wood, C. 2009 Countryside Survey: Wales Results from 2007. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Welsh Assembly Government, Countryside Council for Wales, 94pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

England Results from 2007

Countryside Survey: England Results from 2007 (published September 2009). NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Natural England, 119pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Ponds Report from 2007

Williams, P., Biggs, J., Crowe, A., Murphy, J., Nicolet, P., Weatherby, A., Dunbar, M. 2010 Countryside Survey: Ponds Report from 2007. Technical Report No. 7/07 Pond Conservation and NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 77pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Headwater Streams Report from 2007

Dunbar, M., Murphy, J., Clarke, R., Baker, R., Davies, C., Scarlett, P. 2010 Countryside Survey: Headwater Streams Report from 2007. Technical Report No. 8/07 NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 67pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Soils Report from 2007

Emmett, B.A., Reynolds, B., Chamberlain, P.M., Rowe, E., Spurgeon, D., Brittain, S.A., Frogbrook, Z., Hughes, S., Lawlor, A.J., Poskitt, J., Potter, E., Robinson, D.A., Scott, A., Wood, C., Woods, C. 2010 Countryside Survey: Soils Report from 2007. Technical Report No. 9/07 NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 192pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Integrated Assessment Report from 2007

Smart, S., Dunbar, M.J., Emmett, B.A., Marks, S., Maskell, L.C., Norton, L.R., Rose, P., Simpson, I.C. 2010. An Integrated Assessment of Countryside Survey data to investigate Ecosystem Services in Great Britain. Technical Report No. 10/07 NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 230pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

Final report for the LCM2007 - the new UK Land Cover Map

Morton, R.D., Rowland, C., Wood, C. Meek, L., Marston, C., Smith, G., Wadsworth, R., Simpson, I.C. 2011. Final Report for LCM2007 - the new UK land cover map. Countryside Survey Technical Report No 11/07 NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 112pp.(CEH Project Number: C03259).


Use of any of the other CS Technical Reports should be cited as follows:

Authors. Date CS Technical Report No. n/07: Report title. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, n pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259).

A comprehensive list of CEH refereed publications and reports referring to Countryside Survey can be found on the NERC Open Research Archive by following this link.