Ash Dieback Survey
The Ash Dieback survey has now started, and will be running until late 2016. Further details are available on the poster and on the BRC website at http://www.brc.ac.uk/splash/. Go to 'Instructions and forms' for specific information about the methodology for bryophytes.
The objective is to collect quantitative information on the patterns of ash-associated lichen, bryophyte and plant biodiversity in Britain. This is to be done by a structured survey, coordinated by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and involving volunteers from BBS the British Lichen Society (BLS) and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI). It is hoped that this approach will encourage bryophyte, lichen and plant recorders to work together in the field. The data collected will enable robust estimates of the host-specificity of epiphytic bryophyte species, and so to estimate the extinction risks from ash dieback to epiphytes and the ground flora at different geographic scales.
Recorders needed! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your sampling squares.
This is part of a wider DEFRA funded project to investigate new approaches to biological recording, which is being led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and involves a range of national societies and recording schemes