research data . Dataset . 2018

UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) spittle bug data: 1993-2015

Rennie, S.; Adamson, J.; Anderson, R.; Andrews, C.; Bater, J.; Bayfield, N.; Beaton, K.; Beaumont, D.; Benham, S.; Bowmaker, V.; ...
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  • Published: 09 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Spittle Bug data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. These data are collected by quadrat sampling at all of ECN's terrestrial sites using a standard protocol . They represent continuous annual records from 1993 to 2015. Spittle Bug adults (Philaenus spumarius) are sampled and separated by sex and by colour morph; it is likely that the proportions of morphs are environmentally determined and will therefore be good indicators of environmental change. Spittle bug nymphs are counted and the mean number of nymphs per spittle recorded. ECN is the UK's long-term environmental monitoring programme. It is a multi-agency programme sponsored b...
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free text keywords: United Kingdom, Drayton, Glensaugh, Hillsborough, Moor House - Upper Teesdale, North Wyke, Rothamsted, Sourhope, Wytham, Alice Holt, Porton Down, Yr Wyddfa - Snowdon, Cairngorms, Spittle Bug species, colour morph, invertebrate, froghopper, Hemiptera, Environmental Change Network, ILTER, LTER, International Long Term Ecological Research Network, Philaenus spumarius
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