Earthworm Research Records (UK)
This dataset includes earthworm records generated by research projects between 1994 and 2023.
Some of the research projects involved mining historic earthworm data from various sources so records as far back as 1893 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 10m 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 researchers. 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 where known).
Brown, K. D. & Ashwood, F. (2023) Earthworm Research Records (UK). Earthworm Society of Britain. Occurrence dataset
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