Commissioned surveys and staff surveys and reports for Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves - Verified data
This dataset comprises species recorded on Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves through individual surveys commissioned or undertaken by the Trust. Records in this dataset have undergone a level of verification, either using the rules provided by national recording schemes and societies available via the NBN Record Cleaner, or other experts, such as Vice County Recorders.
These data are provided "as is" and Scottish Wildlife Trust do not have the resources to interpret these data. The Trust would recommend using a Local Record Centre for interpretation purposes and to gain a clear picture of all datasets available, many of which will not yet be on the NBN Atlas.
The records will be restricted to Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves as this reflects the nature of the recording/surveying commissioned by the Trust. There may be biases in the data towards reserves with more resources or higher levels of public use. Some of the records will be collected with 6-10 figure grid references, whilst others may have been recorded at the reserve level only - where this was the case, a central grid reference for the reserve was used.
The records were originally collected to aid reserve management and so will be reserve focused and focus on species or habitats of interest locally.
Surveys have been undertaken on an ad-hoc basis where a particular need or gap in the knowledge of a reserve arose. The surveys included in this dataset have been professionally commissioned or completed through Scottish Wildlife Trust itself and so are assumed to be of a high standard. These data have been verified using the NBN Record Cleaner or other experts, such as Vice County Recorders. Much of these data have been digitised from paper records with a validation procedure in place and so should reflect the original records.
As this is a collated dataset from multiple surveys (undertaken by professional surveyors or Scottish Wildlife Trust staff), data collection methods are listed in the survey level metadata.
Commissioned surveys and staff surveys and reports for Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves - Verified data, SWT (2020)
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