This section provides a miscellany of information across a range of topics that you may encounter whilst using FieldNotes. These include descriptions of procedures or methodologies associated with wildlife recording, lists of commonly-encountered issues and hints on specific features and functionality of the software.
Finally the compendium of additional Resources may be useful to FieldNotes users.
Common procedures and scales for estimating environmental factors.
|1.1 Vegetation abundances - DAFOR||
Using the DAFOR system to describe vegetation cover.
|1.2 Water quality #1||
Measuring turbidity and colour in freshwaters.
Estimating Windspeed using the Beaufort scale.
|1.4 Cloud cover||
Estimating factional cloud cover.
Sampling methods and measurement protocols for habitats and ecosystems.
|2.1 Phase 1 habitat classification||
The Phase 1 scheme for describing habitats.
|1.3 Water quality #2||
Measuring dissolved nutrients in freshwaters.
Classification schemes applied in different environmental disciplines.
|3.1 Working with Species||
Species names - equivalents, alternatives and revisions
|3.2 Working with Taxonomic groups||
Taxonomic relationships - the 'Tree of Life'.
|3.3 Rock Classification scheme||
Information about the Rock Classification scheme used in FieldNotes Site descriptions.
|3.4 Soil Classification scheme||
Information about the Soil Classification scheme used in FieldNotes Site descriptions.
|3.5 Vegetation Classification scheme||
Information about the Vegetation Classification scheme used in FieldNotes Site descriptions.
|3.6 Freshwater Classification scheme||
Information about the Freshwater Classification scheme used in FieldNotes Site descriptions.
|3.7 Artifact Classification scheme||
Information about the Artifact Classification scheme used in FieldNotes Site descriptions.
|3.8 BAP Priority Species||
Information about the list of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Species.
|3.9 BAP Priority Habitats||
Information about the list of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Habitats.
|3.10 The Vice County system||
Information about the UK Vice County system for recording wildlife.
Tutorial-style guidance covering a miscellany of commonly-encountered procedures.
|4.1 Changing screen resolution||
Updating the resolution of your computer screen to allow FieldNotes forms to be displayed.
|4.2 Using OS Grid references||
Description / use of Ordnance Survey Grid references
|4.3 The OS Grid||
A brief description of the Ordnance Survey Grid for Great Britain.
|4.4 'Unresolved' Species names||
Working with ambiguous Species names.
|4.5 'Unrecognised' Species names||
What to do about Species names which are not included in the FieldNotes database.
|4.5 Unpacking exported SLR files||
How to extract datasets exported by FieldNotes - using the SLR viewer.
|4.6 Creating your own image libraries||
Creating image libraries for use in FieldNotes - an introduction to the SLR builder.
A collection of frequently-arising questions addressing specific queries.
|5.1 General Product-related Questions||
What is FieldNotes?
|5.2 FieldNotes Installation Questions||
Downloading and installing the application on your computer.
|5.3 FieldNotes Setup Questions||
Setting up the FieldNotes database for the first time.
|5.4 FieldNotes Licensing Questions||
How is FieldNotes licensed, and why?
|5.5 FieldNotes Wildlife Recording Questions||
How can I get the best out of the software?
|5.6 Other topics||
Miscellaneous issues relating to FieldNotes.
A compendium of additional resources, information and contacts that may be useful to FieldNotes users.
Organisations primarily involved in recording wildlife and monitoring the natural environment.
|6.2 Wildlife Organisations||
Generalist and specialist associations offering information and advice about species, groups and habitats.
|6.3 Map Resources||
Map-related information and resources,
|6.4 Training Resources||
Courses / Training in ecology, biology and environmental sciences.
|6.5 Equipment Suppliers.||
Sources for specialist natural history equipment.
FieldNotes Answers pages are intended to provide information about specific procedures (measurement protocols, sampling strategies, classification systems, etc), and commonly-encountered issues.
If you need detailed information about software functionality, please refer to the FieldNotes Help documentation.
If you need guidance on specific procedures, please refer to the FieldNotes Tutorials.