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New paper out! Upscaling biodiversity: estimating the species–area relationship from small samples

Kunin et al. (2018) took on the heroic challenge of modelling the species-accumulation curve based on the 200m2 X plots covering Britain and then attempted to upscale to the whole of Britain and predict the size of the British flora. The amazing thing is that 3 techniques came very close! 

Kunin, W.E., Harte, J., He, F., Hui, C., Jobe, R.T., Ostling, A., Polce, C., Sizling, A., Smith, A.B., Smith, K. and Smart, S.M., 2017. Up-scaling biodiversity: estimating the Species-Area Relationship from small samples. Ecological Monographs.

Historic data newly available

Data newly available from the NERC Environmental Information Data Centre:

Habitat and vegetation data from an ecological survey of terrestrial key habitats in England, 1992-1993. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. 

Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Cummins, R.P.; Hallam, C.J.; Hornung, M.; Wood, C.M. (2017).