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Within the UK, the national focus for terrestrial and freshwater biological recording is the Biological Records Centre (BRC).
It was established in 1964 and works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through providing support, as appropriate, to the national recording schemes and societies (hereafter ‘national recording schemes’), each of which have their own taxonomic focus and most of which are volunteer-led.
Later, in 1954, the Maps Scheme of the Botanical Society of the British Isles proposed to map records of all species in all 10 × 10 km across Britain and Ireland (Preston, 2013).
Biological recording represents a diverse range of activities, involving an estimated 70 000 people annually in the UK, from expert volunteers undertaking systematic monitoring to mass participation recording.
It is an invaluable monitoring tool because the datasets are long term, have large geographic extent and are taxonomically diverse (85 taxonomic groups). atlases showing national distributions (12 127 species from over 40 taxonomic groups) and quantified trends (1636 species).
BRC pioneers the use of technology for data capture (online portals and smartphone apps) and verification (including automated verification) through customisable, inter-operable database systems to facilitate efficient data flow.
We are confident that biological recording has a bright future with benefits for people, science, and nature.
A record in (C) is a unique combination of species, 10 km Following the success of the BSBI's plant atlas project, it was recognised that a national focus for biological recording was valuable, and so the BRC was formed in 1964 with support from government funding.