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.
As part of a national monitoring programme for vascular plants.
Confidence in the data is good. Automatic rules are used to classify some records as 'assumed correct'; other records are reviewed by expert verifiers.
Direct observations of vascular plants with small square (5m x 5m or 10m x 10m) or linear (1m x 25) plots within habitat parcels within 1km squares. Data collected by volunteers who participate in the scheme. Data is captured within an Indicia database. iRecord is used to apply verification statuses based on the application of automatic rules and review by expert botanists affiliated to the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Full details of the method can be found via the NPMS website - www.npms.org.uk.
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Plant occurrence data within this dataset have been degraded to the 1 km squares of the Irish grid.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-08-03 13:47:01.0