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Flora

Group Reference Licence Required
General Vascular Plants

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2004). Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Vascular Plants, Version February 2004. JNCC, Peterborough.

Kent M and Coker P (1994). Vegetation description and analysis: a practical approach. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.

Rich T, Hack V and McMeechan F (2005). Vascular plants in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 303-321. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Bullock JM (2006) Plants in: Sutherland WJ (ed) Ecological census techniques, 2nd Edition, 186-213. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Critchley CNR and Burke MJW (1999). Vegetation monitoring in English, Environmentally Sensitive Areas: the potential role of the Countryside Vegetation System. ADAS report to MAFF.

White J and Doyle GJ (1982). Classification of Irish plant communities.

White J and Doyle GJ (1982). The vegetation of Ireland: a catalogue raisonné. Journal of Life Sciences, 3: 289–368.

Hatton-Ellis TW and Grieve N (2003). Monitoring Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion. Vegetation Communities. Conserving Natura 2000 Rivers Monitoring Series No. 11

Causton DR (1988). Introduction to vegetation analysis. Unwin Hyman.

Palmer MA and Bratton JH (eds) (1995). A Sample Survey of the Flora of Britain and Ireland:  The Botanical Society of the British Isles Monitoring Scheme 1987-1988. UK Nature Conservation No. 8. JNCC, Peterborough.

Holmes NTH, Newman JR, Chadd S, Rouen KJ, Saint L and Dawson FH (1999). Mean Trophic Rank: A User’s Manual. R&D Technical Report E38. Environment Agency, Bristol.

Licences may be required for some projects involving Wildlife & Countryside Act Schedule 8 species.
Macrophytes

Stewart N and Wade M (2005). Aquatic macrophytes and algae in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 295-302. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Palmer M (1992). A Botanical Classification of Standing Waters in Great Britain & a Method for the Use of Macrophyte Flora in Assessing Changes in Water Quality. JNCC, Peterborough.

Birk S, Korte T and Hering D (2006). Intercalibration of assessment methods for macrophytes in lowland streams: direct comparison and analysis of common metrics. Hydrobiologia, 566: 417-430.

Department of the Environment (1987). Methods for the Use of Aquatic Macrophytes for Assessing Water Quality 1985-86. HMSO, London.

Pteridophytes

Merryweather J and Hill M (2007). The Fern Guide: A Field Guide to the Ferns, Clubmosses, Quillworts and Horsetails of the British Isles. Field Studies Council.

Lichens

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2005). Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Bryophytes and Lichens, Version July 2005. JNCC, Peterborough.

Davey S, Fasham M and Dobson D (2005). Lichens in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 279-287. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Luigi Nimis P, Scheidegger C and Wolseley PA (2002). Monitoring with Lichens -Monitoring Lichens: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Lichen Monitoring, Wales, United Kingdom, 16-23 August 2000. Springer-Verlag.

Hill D (2006). Surveying and Report Writing for Lichenologists: Guidelines for surveyors, consultants and commissioning agencies. British Lichen Society.

Algae

Kelly MG, Adams C, Graves AC, Jamieson J, Krokowski J, Lycett EB, Murray-Bligh J, Pritchard S and Wilkins C (2001). The Trophic Diatom Index: A User’s Manual. R&D Technical Report E2/TR2. Environment Agency, Bristol.

Paxinos R (2000). A rapid Utermöhl method for estimating algal numbers. Journal of Plankton Research, 22(12): 2255-2262.

Bollmanna J, Cortesb MY, Haidarc AT, Brabecd B, Closee A, Hofmanna R, Palmaf S, Tupasg L and Thiersteina H.R (2002). Techniques for quantitative analyses of calcareous marine phytoplankton. Marine Micropaleontology, 44(3): 163-185.

Nixdorf B, Rektins A and Mischke U (2006). Guidance standard on the enumeration of phytoplankton using inverted microscopy (Utermöhl technique) no current standard is superseded. Environmental Protection in the EU. 3: 301-314

Thomas NS (2001). Procedural Guideline No. 3–9: Quantitative sampling of sublittoral sediment biotopes and species using remote-operated grabs. JNCC, Peterborough.

Fungi

Watlin R, Fasham M and Dobson D (2005). Fungi in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 271-278. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Ainsworth AM (2004). Developing tools for assessing, fungal interest in habitats. 1: beech woodland saprotrophs. English Nature Research Reports 597. English Nature, Peterborough.