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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019. Indicator C7 – Plants of the wider countryside 2019

Corporate UK Biodiversity


These documents support state indicator: C7. Plants of the wider countryside.The documents include a fiche and datasheet.

Until 2013, the indicator presented the change in plant species richness in survey plots across Great Britain between 1990 and 2007 for a range of widely occurring habitats. The results from seven habitat types were presented, grouped into three measures for the assessment: arable and horticultural land; woodland and grassland; and boundary habitats. As the data has not been updated since 2007, the data presented previously is considered too out of date to be fit-for-purpose. A new indicator based on the National Plant Monitoring Scheme is being considered, but needs more work before it can be presented as an experimental statistic.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·09·05

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2019). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019.

The UK indicators were comprehensively reviewed during 2011 and 2012 to ensure they continued to be based on the most robust and reliable available data; and remained relevant to the new international goals and targets. Since then the indicators have been refined to improve their relevance/quality, and new indicators developed to fill gaps. In this version of the publication as many as possible of the indicators have been updated with new data. In some cases, however, development work is ongoing, and where this is the case, the work to develop them has been described briefly.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement "Contains public sector information from Defra, licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0"

Metadata date 2019·09·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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