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ECN and environmental indicators

The presence and abundance of various plant and animal species have been used to infer the state of the environment. ECN data have been applied to develop a range of 'environmental indicators' that can now be used as alternative measures of changes in climate and air pollution.

You can explore ECN environmental indicators on the ECN Data Centre...

ECN indicators

Climate Change Indicators

ECN data have been used to generate a set of indicators developed for DETR (now Defra).

Biodiversity Indicators - Climate Change Impacts

This project was funded by Defra to produce a climate change indicator to measure changes in the abundance in climate sensitive species.  A single, composite indicator has been developed, based on a substantial core of common butterfly, moth and carabid beetle species.

Explore the ECN environmental indicators described above on the ECN Data Centre

Related environmental indicators

Indicators of Climate Change in the UK (ICCUK)

ECN hosts the 2003 ICCUK report that specified a set of indicators which could be used to monitor how the climate of the United Kingdom is changing and how it may be affecting aspects of our lives and natural environment.

Phenology Network

ECN is developing a set of  web pages concerning the UK Phenology Network's datasets. Regularly updated by the Woodland Trust, these document how data on a variety of natural indicators of seasonal change (e.g. bud burst and the arrival migratory birds) have been changing over recent years.