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

Wood, C. M., Bunce, R. G. H., Norton, L. R., Maskell, L. C., Smart, S. M., Scott, W. A., Henrys, P. A., Howard, D. C., Wright, S. M., Brown, M. J., Scott, R. J., Stuart, R. C., and Watkins, J. W.: Ecological landscape elements: long-term monitoring in Great Britain, the Countryside Survey 1978–2007 and beyond, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 745-763, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-745-2018, 2018.

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.