The UK Environmental Change Network datasets - integrated and co-located data for long-term environmental research (1993-2015)

Rennie, Susannah; Andrews, Chris; Atkinson, Sarah; Beaumont, Deborah; Benham, Sue; Bowmaker, Vic; Dick, Jan; Dodd, Bev; McKenna, Colm; Pallett, Denise; Rose, Rob; Schafer, Stefanie M.; Scott, Tony; Taylor, Carol; Watson, Helen. 2019 The UK Environmental Change Network datasets - integrated and co-located data for long-term environmental research (1993-2015). Earth System Science Data Discussions.

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Long-term datasets of integrated environmental variables, co-located together, are relatively rare. The UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) was launched in 1992 and provides the UK with its only long-term integrated environmental monitoring and research network for the assessment of the causes and consequences of environmental change. Measurements, covering a wide range of physical, chemical and biological ‘driver’ and ‘response’ variables are made in close proximity at ECN terrestrial sites using protocols incorporating standard quality control procedures. This paper describes the datasets (there are nineteen published ECN datasets) for these co-located measurements, containing over twenty years of data (1993-2015). The data and supporting documentation are freely available from the NERC Environmental Information Data Centre under the terms of the Open Government Licence using the following DOI’s: Meteorology -; Biogeochemistry - Atmospheric nitrogen chemistry:; Precipitation chemistry:; Soil solution chemistry:; Stream water chemistry:; Stream water discharge:; Invertebrates - Moths:; Butterflies:; Carabid beetle:; Spittle bugs:; Vegetation - Baseline:; Coarse grain:; Woodland:; Fine grain:; Vertebrates - Frogs:; Birds (Breeding bird survey):; Birds (Common bird census):; Bats:; Rabbits and deer:

Item Type: Publication - Article
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CEH Sections/Science Areas: Biodiversity (Science Area 2017-)
Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
Soils and Land Use (Science Area 2017-)
Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 1866-3508
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Meteorology and Climatology
Atmospheric Sciences
Data and Information
Date made live: 13 Jun 2019 09:53 +0 (UTC)

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