Soil Biodiversity Group (NHM) Earthworm Records (UK)
This dataset includes all earthworm records generated by research projects of the Soil Biodiversity Group at the Natural History Museum (London) from 2001 to 2016.
Some of the research projects involved mining historic earthworm data from various sources so records as far back as 1967 are included.
Records ranged across England, Scotland and Wales. A few projects included wide geographical spread, though most involved intensive sampling within small geographic areas. Records were provided at varying degrees of resolution (from 100m squares up to 1km squares). All records were submitted to the NBN with no access constraints.
All records are 'Considered correct'. The ESB has not verified individual records with the determiners, though it should be noted that the many of the determiners are recognised and respected earthworm taxonomists and ecologists. Data should therefore be checked against original sources before use in contentious circumstances. The data has not been checked using NBN Record Cleaner. The range of each of the British earthworm species is not currently known.
Records result from a range of data capture methods (and this is recorded in the 'Method' field).
Earthworm Society of Britain (2020) Soil Biodiversity Group (NHM) Earthworm Records (UK). Occurrence dataset
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