Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 177–189, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-177-2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 177–189, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-177-2016

Review article 10 May 2016

Review article | 10 May 2016

Ecological survey of the native pinewoods of Scotland 1971

Claire M. Wood and Robert G. H. Bunce

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In 1971, an ecological survey of the native pinewoods of Scotland was carried out. This unique habitat is widely recognised, not only by ecologists for its inherent biodiversity but also by the general public for its cultural and amenity value. The repeatable survey collected information on ground flora, soils, forest structure and general site information from 27 major pinewood sites. The results from the survey helped to set the conservation agenda for the old Caledonian pinewoods.