Princeton Nature

Plant Atlas 2020: Mapping Changes in the Distribution of the British and Irish Flora

An authoritative two-volume overview of the distribution of the wild plants of Great Britain and Ireland


Published (US):
Jul 11, 2023
Published (UK):
Mar 21, 2023
9.5 x 12.25 in.
20,089 charts and graphs. 15 tables. 2,876 maps.
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Plant Atlas 2020 presents the results of field surveys by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, building on past atlas surveys undertaken by the Botanical Society in the early and late twentieth century. Drawing on the work of thousands of botanists who covered the entirety of Britain and Ireland between 2000 and 2019, this two-volume book features introductory chapters that provide a detailed assessment of the changes to the region’s flora over the past hundred years. Distribution maps and accompanying text and graphics display the phenology, altitudinal range, and time-series trends for 2,616 native and alien species and 247 hybrids. With more than 30 million records gathered during the project, Plant Atlas 2020 will serve as an essential resource for the study and conservation of these wild plants and their vitally important habitats for decades to come.

  • The most in-depth survey of British and Irish flora ever undertaken, based on more than 30 million individual records
  • Covers 2,616 native and alien species and 247 hybrids
  • Features a wealth of distribution maps and infographics, accompanied by informative text
  • A must-have reference book for botanists, field naturalists, conservation organizations, government agencies, and anyone interested in the diverse plant life of Great Britain and Ireland