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CEH Land Cover Plus: Crops 2015

CEH Land Cover Plus: Crops 2015

CEH and Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd (RSAC) are collaborating on a project called Land Cover plus: Crops which exploits Copernicus Sentinel-1 C-band SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and Sentinel-2 optical data to produce annual crop maps for the whole of the United Kingdom.

Countryside Survey data used in mapping nectar plant changes since 1930s

February 2016

By linking the land-cover maps of Britain made by Sir Dudley Stamp in the 1930s with data from the Countryside Surveys of Britain run by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), scientists have shown how nectar plants declined up to the 1970s and stabilised between the 1970s and 2000, and increased between 2000 and 2007. 

New paper: Soil stewardship, Ecosystem Services and One Health

December 2015

A new paper has proposed that soil stewardship can act as a focus for synergy between Ecosystem Services research and environmental health research. It advocates that large-scale monitoring programmes like Countryside Survey could be exploited to better understand patterns and drivers of animal, human and ecosystem health, and their trade-offs with other important services.

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