The Riparia dataset is an accumulation of surveys from riparian habitats, mostly Exposed Riverine Sediments (ERS), such as shingle and sand. A large proportion of the data comes from Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Natural England projects - where contractors were employed to survey these habitats. Also present are data from studies conducted by Birmingham University. The vast majority of records are beetles and the data includes the method of capture.
Great Britain, but data from Scotland is sparse.
There is a high degree of confidence in the data. All the recorders are known specialists (or are working with specialists) with plenty of experience. Appropriate methods were used in the survey, such as timed searches, shingle excavation and setting pitfalls. This dataset represents a collation of in-depth, focused survey work on an important habitat.
Buglife was contracted to undertake a desk study, contacting various parties who were known to hold data. The records were then transferred onto a master Excel spreadsheet which, in turn, has been added to and updated. All original data owners were consulted and agreed to the publication of their data at the precision provided within this dataset.
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