SER Species-based Surveys

Occurrence dataset published by Staffordshire Ecological Record

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Full Title

SER Species-based Surveys


This dataset covers records supplied to SER as part of organised Species-based surveys, either for single species or taxonomic groups. In most cases the data collection has been administered by the taxon-interest group within the County.


The majority of the data collection is for monitoring the distribution of the species across Staffordshire, either directly in the case of the Mammals Group, which recently (2007) produced a County Atlas from the data, to indirectly in the case of the Bat Group, where much of the data derives from roost visits required under law.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1600 - Dec 31, 2016

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Staffordshire Ecological Record The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT Stafford United Kingdom 01889 880100
Metadata author
Staffordshire Ecological Record The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT Stafford United Kingdom 01889 880100
Administrative contact
Craig Slawson


Published by

Staffordshire Ecological Record

Publication Date

May 5, 2017

Registration Date

Sep 15, 2010

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas


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External Data

Metadata Documents

471,508 Georeferenced data

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The majority of the records in the dataset are within Modern Staffordshire, however, there is a significant proportion for the historical Vice-county 39 which also includes parts of the Black Country … more


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Other Contacts

NBN Atlas Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, Lace Market NG1 1LL Nottingham Nottinghamshire United Kingdom


Quality control

Most of the data has been inputted by the local expert in the relevant group so this should be adequately validated, however, grid references for early records and publically supplied data have often been inferred to the best knowledge of the collator. The data has not be checked using the NBN Record Cleaner.

Method Steps

  1. The data are primarily collected by the taxon-interest groups involved with each survey and hence survey techniques various depending on the species involved, however, the majority are based upon general field observations. The bulk of the records are then collated by the taxon-interest group and verified prior to supply to SER. Bat Group and Mammal Group records are also computerised by the relevant groups using MapMate prior to supply to SER. These MapMate data are subsequently transferred into Recorder 6 at SER.