About the Authors

Alice Noble

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Project administration, Visualization, Writing – original draft

gyakn@leeds.ac.uk

Affiliation water@leeds, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

John O’Reilly

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Ptyxis Ecology, Lambley, Brampton, United Kingdom

David J. Glaves

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Natural England, Foss House, Kings Pool, Peasholme Green, York, United Kingdom

Alistair Crowle

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Natural England, Foss House, Kings Pool, Peasholme Green, York, United Kingdom

Sheila M. Palmer

Roles Funding acquisition, Investigation, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation water@leeds, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Joseph Holden

Roles Funding acquisition, Investigation, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation water@leeds, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

Updated Competing Interests Statement Ptyxis Ecology was commissioned to lead the 2015/16 vegetation survey and does not stand to benefit financially or otherwise from the research beyond payment for the survey work Cover Letter carried out. This commercial affiliation does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.