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New CS Rolling Survey: field survey underway

Following a successful training course near Kendal, five survey teams are now at large in the British countryside, collecting soil and recording vegetation information from a number of Countryside Survey sites as part of the Natural Environmental Research Council funded UK-SCAPE programme.  Surveying in 2019 continues until September.

Oribatid mites - new paper out

Oribatid mites show how climate and latitudinal gradients in organic matter can drive large-scale biodiversity patterns of soil communities
Caruso, Tancredi; Schaefer, Ina; Monson, Frank; Keith, Aidan M.. 2019 Journal of Biogeography.
The factors determining spatial distributions and diversity of terrestrial invertebrates are typically investigated at small scales.

The British Uplands

Two new papers have been published which use data from the Countryside Survey to define the ecological status of the British Uplands, with a range of policy issues also discussed.

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