Research Data Leeds Repository

SAR dataset for British plants

Polce, Chiara and Kunin, William E. (2017) SAR dataset for British plants. University of Leeds. [Dataset]

Dataset description

The British flora is one of the best studied on Earth. As such, it provides an ideal testing ground for biodiversity estimation methods. As part of a project to assess the effectiveness of different biodiversity upscaling approaches, we calculated the species-area-relationship (SAR) for British plants, using the New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (Preston et al. 2002) as a data source. Species richness was assessed in grids ranging from the 10 x 10 km grid published in the Atlas up to 270 x 270 km resolution. Only grid cells with >75% of area on land were considered, with grid cell locations adjusted to maximise the number of cells at each scale. The SAR was calculated both for Britain as a whole and also for a set of five regional subsets.

Keywords: Species-area-relationship, plants, species-richness, British flora
Subjects: C000 - Biological sciences > C100 - Biology > C180 - Ecology
C000 - Biological sciences > C100 - Biology > C180 - Ecology > C181 - Biodiversity
C000 - Biological sciences > C200 - Botany
F000 - Physical sciences > F800 - Physical geographical sciences > F810 - Environmental geography > F811 - Biogeography
Divisions: Faculty of Biological Sciences > School of Biology
Related resources:
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Date deposited: 06 Nov 2017 15:15




Research Data Leeds Repository is powered by EPrints
Copyright © 2023 University of Leeds