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Habitats (General)

Method Reference
Phase I Survey

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2010). Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat Survey - a Technique for Environmental Audit. Reprinted by JNCC, Peterborough.

Institute of Environmental Assessment (1995). Guidelines for Baseline Ecological Assessment. E & FN Spon, London.

Sheail J and Bunce RGH (2003). The development and scientific principles of an environmental classification for strategic ecological survey in the United Kingdom. Environmental Conservation, 30: 147-159.

Fossitt JA (2000). A Guide to Habitats in Ireland. The Heritage Council, Ireland.

Bunce RGH, Barr CJ, Gillespie MK, Howard DC, Scott WA, Smart SM, van de Poll HM and Watkins JW (1999). EcoFact 1: Vegetation of the British countryside - the Countryside Vegetation System. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Bunce RGH, Smart SM, van de Poll HM, Watkins JW and Scott WA (1999). EcoFact 2: Measuring Change in British Vegetation. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

National Vegetation Classification

National Vegetation Classification (NVC). The NVC is comprised of five volumes.

Rodwell JS (2006). National Vegetation Classification: Users’ Handbook. JNCC, Peterborough.

Birnie RV, Tucker G and Fasham M, 2005. General habitat survey and monitoring methods in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 154-195. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Bunce RGH and Shaw MW (1973). A standardised method for ecological survey. Journal of Environmental Management 1: 239-258.

Critchley CNR, Fowbert JA, McLaren R and Slater JA (1999). Assessment of land cover and biological monitoring data for reporting on Biodiversity Priority Habitats within ESAs.

Hruford C and Schneider M (2006). Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats; A Practical guide and case studies. Springer.

Bunce RGH and Shaw MW (1973). A standardised procedure for ecological survey. Env. Manag. 1: 239-258.

Barr CJE (1997). EcoFact workshop: review of techniques for botanical survey and monitoring.

Firbank LG (2003). Countryside Survey 2000. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Firbank LG, Barr CJ, Bunce RGH, Furse MT, Haines-Young R, Hornung M, Howard DC, Sheail J, Sier A and Smart SM (2002). Assessing stock and change in land cover and biodiversity in GB: an introduction to Countryside Survey 2000.

MATCH Software: Malloch AJC (1998). MATCH version 2. University of Lancaster, Lancaster.

Integrated Habitat System (HIS).

Remote Sensing

Budd JTC (1991). Remote sensing techniques for monitoring land-cover in: Goldsmith FB (ed) Monitoring for Conservation and Ecology, 33-59. Chapman & Hall, London.

Birnie RV, Tucker G and Fasham M (2005). General habitat survey and monitoring methods in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 154-195. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Skidmore A (2002). Environmental Modelling with GIS and Remote Sensing. Taylor & Francis, London.

Monitoring

Wilkie DS and Finn JT (1996). Remote Sensing Imagery for Natural Resources Monitoring: A Guide for First-Time Users. Columbia University Press.

Brown A (2001). Habitat monitoring for conservation management and reporting. III. Technical guide.

English Nature (1999). The implementation of common standards for monitoring and conservation objectives.

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2005). Common Standards Monitoring (CSM).

Metadata

Rodwell JS (1991). British Plant Communities Volume 1. Woodlands and Scrub. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

ISO 15836:2009. The Dublin Core Metadata Element set.

National Biodiversity Network (2008). Improving Wildlife Data Quality. NBN Trust, Nottingham.

Hall JE, Kirby KJ and Whitbread AM (2004). National Vegetation Classification field guide to woodland. JNCC, Peterborough.