Stoke-on-Trent Environmental Survey results (1982-1984)
Data collected during the Stoke-on-Trent Environmental Survey (1982-84) using experienced surveyors to assess the biodiversity of the City and to propose Areas of Wildlife Importance. The majority of records are based on the 1km National Grid covering Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, however, important sites are separately assessed. The work was carried out by surveyors experienced in plants, birds, freshwater life and general invertebrates and the species recorded reflect this. Each sample square, out of a total of 116 squares, was explored on foot to attempt to obtain a fairly comprehensive species list. Much of the voucher material for the survey is housed at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Records are all from with the City of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
The data collection was to produce an inventory of the biodiversity of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and eventually to produce a series of publications about the natural history of Stoke-on-Trent, additionally many of the specimens were retained in the collections of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
Most of the data was collected by a team of qualified ecologists and inputted in house at the Potteries Museum, so this should be adequately validated, however, the histoical records trawled from literature sources are totally reliant on the accuracy of the original recorders and in many cases cannot now be verified. The grid references for early records and publically supplied data have often been inferred to the best knowledge of the collator. The data has not be checked using the NBN Record Cleaner.
The data are primarily collected by the taxon-interest groups involved with each survey and hence survey techniques various depending on the species involved, however, the majority are based upon general field observations. Much of the data was collected on 'walk-over' surveys of the 1km squares.
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