New data paper out: Long-term vegetation monitoring in Great Britain

New data paper out - July 2017:

Long-term vegetation monitoring in Great Britain – the Countryside Survey 1978–2007 and beyond 

The Countryside Survey (CS) of Great Britain consists of an extensive set of repeated ecological measurements at a national scale, covering a time span of 29 years. CS was first undertaken in 1978 to monitor ecological and land use change in Britain using standardised procedures for recording ecological data from representative 1 km squares throughout the country. The vegetation component has subsequently been repeated in 1990, 1998 and 2007, and changes may be related to a range of drivers.


Wood, C. M., Smart, S. M., Bunce, R. G. H., Norton, L. R., Maskell, L. C., Howard, D. C., Scott, W. A., and Henrys, P. A.: Long-term vegetation monitoring in Great Britain – the Countryside Survey 1978–2007 and beyond, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 445-459, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-445-2017, 2017.