Commissioned surveys and staff surve…

Occurrence dataset published by Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Summary

Full Title

Commissioned surveys and staff surveys and reports for Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves - Unassessed data

Description

This dataset comprises species recorded on Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves through individual surveys commissioned or undertaken by the Trust. Records in this dataset are for species which at the time of upload cannot be verified using the NBN Record Cleaner as verification rules for the given species are currently unavailable.

Purpose

The records were originally collected to aid reserve management and so will be reserve focused and focus on species or habitats of interest locally.

Temporal coverages

Date range: 01-Jan-1900 - 26-Oct-2016

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Scottish Wildlife Trust Harbourside House, 110 Commercial St EH6 6NF Edinburgh Midlothian
Metadata author
Scottish Wildlife Trust Harbourside House, 110 Commercial St EH6 6NF Edinburgh Midlothian
Administrative contact
Mahboobeh Shirkhorshidi

doi:10.15468/dfwjgc

Published by

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Publication Date

05-May-2017

Registration Date

01-Oct-2013

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas

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Description

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 w… more

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Methodology

Quality control

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. This data has not been verified using the NBN Record Cleaner as verification rules for these species are currently unavailable. Much of this data has been digitised from paper records with a validation procedure in place and so should reflect the original records.

Method Steps

  1. 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. This data is not verified, but as this is a collation of commissioned surveys by professional surveyors and Scottish Wildlife Trust staff, it is felt this data should be reliable.