Biological Records CentreAcronym: BRC
The Biological Records Centre, established in 1964, is a national focus for biological recording, principally through support and collaboration with national recording schemes and societies.
- ALERT Non-Native Species Records for Signal Crayfish
Recording Invasive Species Counts (www.nonnativespecies.org/recording/) was launched in 2010 and includes on-line recording for 19 species including: Signal Crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonnativespecies/factsheet/factsheet.cfm?speciesId=2498 The Signal Crayfish is designated as an ALERT species and also within RISC...
- Atomariine Beetle (Coleoptera) records for Britain and Ireland to 1992
Atomariinae beetle data from the UK and Ireland. The data was collected by volunteers as part of the Atomariinae and Ptiliidae Recording Scheme. Recording cards were sent to BRC by the scheme organiser where they were converted to electronic format...
- Bob Merritt Coleoptera Dataset
The dataset comprises 81000 records of beetles from Britain and Ireland recorded to the end of 2016. The great majority of records are of water beetles, and site lists of these species are the most complete. Most of the rest are of rove beetles, marsh beetles and ground beetles collected from wetland margins. Over 99% of records were generated by the fieldwork of Bob Merritt...
- Brachycera (Diptera) records from Britain and Ireland to 1990
This dataset is held at the BRC and was used for the 1991 publication: 'Provisional Atlas of the Larger Brachycera (Diptera) of Britain and Ireland'. The dataset covers robberflies, bee flies, soldierflies, horseflies and their allies. Data were collected by volunteer recorders and compiled by the Larger Brachycera Recording Scheme, which began in 1976.
- Caddisfly (Trichoptera) records from Britain and Ireland to 2012
This Trichoptera dataset originates from the National Trichoptera (Caddisfly) Recording Scheme. The survey data comes in four categories ranked in terms of contribution: volunteer recorders; statutory monitoring bodies, especially the Environment Agency; major national, and many local, entomological journals; museum collections...
- Caddisfly (Trichoptera) records from Britain and Ireland, via iRecord
This Trichoptera dataset is part of the National Trichoptera (Caddisfly) Recording Scheme. The dataset comprises records entered via iRecord and verified online.
- Cerambycidae Dataset
This Cerambycidae (longhorn beetle) dataset originates from the <a href="http://www.brc.ac.uk/scheme_details.asp?schemeChoice=7" target="_blank">Cerambycidae Recording Scheme</a>. All the survey data were collected by volunteers and compiled by the late Peter Twinn, formally the national scheme organiser...
- Ciidae (Coleoptera) records from Britain and Ireland to 2004
This small dataset is held at BRC and covers six species of Ciid beetles. The Ciidae family is mainly associated with fungi growing on dead and dying trees. The dataset is derived mainly from record cards and the literature.
- Coccinellidae Data
This dataset was updated with over 6000 new records in August 2006 and contains two data sources of Ladybird records:<br><br> 1) Data held by BRC and originating from the voluntary Coccinellidae Recording Scheme run by John Muggleton. A draft atlas that included this data was produced in 1990 but never published...
- Collembola Recording Scheme
The Collembola dataset contains 359 species, records collected between 1808 - 2008, covering Great Britain and Ireland. It contains approximately 10,000 records.
- Cranefly (Diptera; Tipuloidea) records for Britain to 2007
The data originated from Alan Stubbs and John Kramer of the Cranefly Recording Scheme and includes their own records as well as those collated from various recorders. This is part of a larger dataset collected by volunteers from the Scheme. The data were either received on recording cards and input in BRC (2004-5) or were sent in electronic format from the scheme organisers...
- Crayfish (Crustacea; Astacura) data for Britain and Ireland to 2003
The crayfish records in this dataset are fom three main sources. 1) Records were submitted to the Biological Records Centre as the result of a project funded by English Nature (formerly the Nature Conservancy Council) and the Environment Agency (formerly the National Rivers authority). The project was carried out at Nottingham University by Dr David Holdich, David Rogers and Ian Reeve...
- Database for the Atlas of Freshwater Fishes
A collated information source on the distribution of all freshwater and estuarine fish species for Britain. The data are derived from a variety of sources and as such were collected by both professionals and volunteers.
- Derek Lott Coleoptera Dataset
The Derek Lott Coleoptera dataset comprises 61366 records collated by Derek Lott into the Stenus Research Coleoptera Database. Stenus Research is an entomological consultancy set up by Derek Lott in 2004. It inherited a large number of beetle records amassed by Derek Lott since 1982...
- Dixidae (Diptera) records from Britain and Ireland to 1988
This is a small historic dataset held at the BRC. It covers the Dixidae, or meniscus midges. Data were mainly collected by Nature Conservancy Council recorders and during the 1988 Dipterists' Field Week.
- Grasshopper and Cricket (Orthoptera) and related species records from Britain and Ireland to 2007
The majority of records for this dataset are derived from the Orthoptera Recording Scheme. All the survey data were collected by volunteers and mainly derived from BRC recording cards input to electronic format in BRC. Some data were received in electronic format, having been verified by the Scheme organiser. Recording is still continuing although no publications are expected at present.
- HeathNet data
Multi-taxa structured surveillance of heathlands.
- Irish Otter Dataset
BRC records of Irish mammals. Confined to records of Otter (<i>Lutra lutra</i>) extracted from CHAPMAN, P.J. and CHAPMAN L.L. (1982) Otter Survey of Ireland, Vincent Wildlife Trust. These records were extracted in BRC from the above publication and are included here as a test dataset. The original records were professionally-collected as simple 10km square data on parts of the Irish grid...
- Isopoda (Interim dataset)
This dataset is held by BRC on behalf of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group and the Non-marine Isopoda Recording Scheme and contains non-marine species of Isopoda (e.g. woodlice and water-slaters). The data are derived from both the 1985 atlas, (details below) and also from more recent 'post-atlas' records...
- Lacewings and allied insects records from Britain and Ireland to 1999
Data are derived from the Neuroptera Recording Scheme and held at BRC. This dataset includes taxa from the orders: <i>Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera</i> and <i>Mecoptera</i>. The scheme was restarted in 1988 by Colin Plant and the data in this dataset were published in a provisional atlas in 1994 (details below).
- Ladybird Survey of the UK
Records for the UK Ladybird Survey, consisting of surveys for the harlequin ladybird, data from the London Natural History Society (collated by Paul Mabbott), and the UK Ladybird Survey. Data have been collated by the Biological Records Centre. Many people have provided data to both the Harlequin and the UK Ladybird Survey through the on-line surveys...
- Mammal records from Britain from the Atlas of Mammals (1993), with some subsequent records
This dataset consists largely of BRC mammal data used to create the 1993 'Atlas of mammals in Britain'. The data were collected by volunteers from the former Mammal Recording Scheme. Recording cards from the dataset were input to electronic format in BRC.
- Millipede (Diplopoda) records for Britain and Ireland to 2005
This dataset contains records from the 2006 atlas published by the British Myriapod and Isopod Study Group (BMIG) and the Biological Records Centre. It also includes records from the 1988 preliminary atlas of Millipedes. The British Myriapod Group was started at the Biological Records Centre in 1970 and recording under BMIG still continues today...
- Muscidae (Diptera) records from Britain and Ireland to 1985
This is a small, historic dataset held at the BRC which contains records of the Muscidae. This group includes houseflies and their allies. These data are attributed to the former Sepsidae and Muscidae Recording Scheme, now ceased operation.
- National Plant Monitoring Scheme - Northern Ireland
The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is a habitat-based plant monitoring scheme designed by BSBI, CEH, Plantlife and JNCC. The aim is to collect data to provide an annual indication of changes in plant abundance and diversity. This dataset includes NPMS species occurrence data for Northern Ireland; a companion, but separate dataset is supplied for England, Wales, Scotland.
- Opiliones (Harvestman) Dataset
This dataset includes both recent records published in the 2005 'Synopses of the British Fauna' and older data from the 1988 Provisional Atlas (further details below). The data originated from the Opiliones Recording Scheme (ORS) which began in 1973 and is jointly administered by the British Arachnological Society and the Biological Records Centre.
- Orthoptera and Allied Insects of the British Isles data from iRecord
Distribution data on Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Dictyoptera and Phasmida submitted to iRecord and verified by the Orthoptera and Allied Insects Recording Scheme team.
- Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme of the UK
This Pseudoscorpion dataset originates from the <a href="http://chelifer.com/pseudos/index.htm">Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme</a>. All the survey data were collected by volunteers and compiled by Gerald Legg, the national scheme organiser. Prior to digitising the data an atlas was produced by Philip Jones under the auspices of Paul Harding using the card data in BRC...
- RISC Heteroptera Non-Native Species Records
Recording Invasive Species Counts (www.nonnativespecies.org/recording/) was launched in 2010 and includes on-line recording for 19 species including two terrestrial Heteroptera: Southern Green Shieldbug, Nezara viridula https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonnativespecies/factsheet/factsheet.cfm?speciesId=2356 Western Conifer Seedbug, Leptoglossus occidentalis ...
- RISC Non-Native Species Records for Muntjac
Recording Invasive Species Counts (www.nonnativespecies.org/recording/) was launched in 2010 and includes on-line recording for 19 species including: Muntjac, Muntiacus reevesi https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonnativespecies/factsheet/factsheet.cfm?speciesId=2263 The data is predominantly provided by members of the public but records are verified from photos by designated experts...
- RISC Non-Native Species Records for Rhododendron Leafhopper
RRecording Invasive Species Counts (www.nonnativespecies.org/recording/) was launched in 2010 and includes on-line recording for 19 species including: Rhododendron Leafhopper, Graphocephala fennahi https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonnativespecies/factsheet/factsheet...
- Reptiles and Amphibians Dataset
Reptile and Amphibian records extracted from the BRC herptiles database. The dataset includes records from RHR Taylor, Frank Perrin and various other volunteer recorders. There is no official recording scheme for herptiles although some recording is ongoing within BRC. These data were input to electronic format in BRC from recording cards.
- Sepsidae (Diptera) records from Britain and Ireland to 1985
This is a historic dataset held at the BRC and used to create the 1986 Provisional Atlas (details below). It covers the sepsidae which are a group of scavenger flies. Data were collected by the Sepsidae and Muscidae Recording Scheme, now ceased operation.
- Soldier Beetle and Jewel Beetle (Coleoptera; Cantharoidea and Buprestoidea) records for Britain and Ireland to 2000
This dataset includes records of Cantharidae (soldier beetles), Buprestidae (jewel beetles), Lampyridae (glow worms), Lycidae (net-winged beetles) and Drilidae. It originates from the <a href="http://www.brc.ac.uk/scheme_details.asp?schemeChoice=5 " target="_blank"> Cantharoidea and Buprestoidea Recording Scheme </a> that was started in 1984...
- UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS)
The UKBMS is a standarised monitoring scheme for monitoring butteflies in the UK. This dataset includes records from traditional fixed transect sites, often called 'Pollard Walks'; data from the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey is excluded and available within a separate dataset...
- UK Ladybird Survey data from iRecord
Distribution data on 47 species of ladybird resident in the UK submitted to iRecord and verified by the UK Ladybird Survey team.
- Water Bug (aquatic Heteroptera) data for Britain
The records in this dataset come from two sources (loaded to the NBN Gateway as two separate surveys):<BR><BR> 1) Aquatic Heteroptera Recording Scheme data collected mainly by volunteers and extracted from Thomas Huxley's database. (He was the previous Scheme Organiser). <br><br> 2) Professionally-collected records from Lincolnshire provided by Richard Chadd of the Environment Agency...
- Wider Countryside Butterfly Scheme (WCBS)
The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey is part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). The WCBS is a standarised monitoring scheme for monitoring widespread butteflies in the UK. It is based on sampling along transects within 1km squares selected at random across the UK (stratified by BTO or BC regional networks)...
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