87 Sample ID

For each sampling unit (inside outside fence, CSA, etc) use an unique ID, which must not change over time.

If you have already a unique number for each subplot and you have submitted this until the monitoring year 2010 as ‘Survey number’ use this number as new Sample ID and note it in the ’Other observations as “old survey number”.

The Sample ID must be identical on both PLV and VEM forms.

By combining the plot number with the Sample_ID and the survey number a unique plot / survey number is created.

For the species occurring on remaining plot use an own Sample ID.

Note: With the old coding system (only Survey number) it was not possible to code that e.g. two assessments within one year (Spring and Summer) were made on the same subplot.