Argyll Biological Records Dataset
ABReC operates the biological records centre for VC98 Main Argyll. We also accept records from other parts of Argyll that lack records centres of their own. This dataset contains all the records we hold, apart from any acquired since our last NBNA upload. Records from all taxonomic groups are accepted. Taxonomic coverage is uneven but we make constant efforts to redress the balance by targeting under-recorded groups. Until 2018 this dataset was titled the LNHG Biological Records Dataset. ABReC is now an independent partner organisation of LNHG.
ABReC's predecessor and partner organisation LNHG started collecting records in 2007 and has done so continously since then. Some members have supplied records dating back prior to 2007. Recording activity continues all year round. Virtually all records have a full date (DD/MM/YYYY).
Website http://www.abrec.org.uk Facebook "Argyll Biological Records Centre". ABReC can conduct data searches for ecological consultants.
At present the bulk of the data comes from VC98 Main Argyll. The geographical distribution of data within the vice-county is uneven, as it reflects the localities where recorders are active, but an effort is made to cover the whole of VC98, and places which have few records are deliberately targeted in order to improve the overall balance. We are increasingly adding data from the other Argyll vice-counties. The great majority of records have 8-figure grid references, apart from those for common vascular plants, which normally have 4-figure grid references.
The records were collected for personal interest and/or with a view to adding to the Group's knowledge of species distribution in the area. This dataset is produced to make that knowledge more widely available.
Data do not have comprehensive geographic or taxonomic coverage. They may not have been assessed in light of recent taxonomic splits or aggregations. Data should therefore be checked against original sources before use in contentious circumstances. Considerable effort is made to avoid errors but it is to be expected that some errors will occur. LNHG can take no responsibilty for these.
The great majority of records are field observations, but a considerable number are from moth traps. Records have to be accepted by the LNHG Biological Records Manager, who in case of uncertainty will seek further verification from an appropriate expert. Records considered doubtful are excluded, however there is no guarantee that the records are error-free.
Argyll Biological Records Dataset (2018)
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Metadata last updated on 2019-02-01 13:39:02.0