Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 745–763, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-745-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 745–763, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-745-2018

Review article 16 Apr 2018

Review article | 16 Apr 2018

Ecological landscape elements: long-term monitoring in Great Britain, the Countryside Survey 1978–2007 and beyond

Claire M. Wood et al.

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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 mapping of ecological landscape elements has subsequently been repeated in 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007.