National Earthworm Recording Scheme Records (Great Britain)
This dataset includes all earthworm records submitted to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme (Great Britain) from it's launch in 2014 through to September 2017. This includes using a variety of sampling methods and records produced by the Earthworm Society of Britain, volunteer biological recorders and biodiversity sector organisations.
The National Earthworm Recording Scheme (Great Britain) was launched by the Earthworm Society of Britain in 2014 and has been actively generating and collating earthworm records since then, though the Earthworm Society of Britain was formed in 2009 and has been working with the biological recording community since then. As a result, most of the records in this dataset range are from 2009-2017, though some records date back as far as 1979.
Records from Great Britain only. Records ranged across England, Scotland and Wales. Distributional bias exists where active recorders are present and where ESB recording events were held. Records were provided at varying degrees of resolution (from 1m squares up to 1km squares). All records were submitted to the NBN Atlas at full resolution with no access constraints.
ESB verification status: All records are a minimum of 'Considered correct' and those that have been verified from a photo or a voucher specimen include the name of the verifier and are 'Correct'. Records are only accepted from approved recorders or where the species identification can be verified from a photo or a voucher specimen. The data has not been checked using NBN Record Cleaner. The range of each of the British earthworm species is not currently known. Eisenia fetida has been used as an aggregate species for both Eisenia fetida and Eisenia andrei due to the difficulties associated with reliably separating these two species.
Records result from a range of data capture methods (and this is recorded in the 'Method' field where known).
National Earthworm Recording Scheme Records (Great Britain) (2018)
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Full details of the National Earthworm Recording Scheme can be found on the Earthworm Society of Britain website: http://earthwormsoc.org.uk
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Metadata last updated on 2019-01-19 07:12:10.0