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  • The dataset contains water chemistry data collected from peatland headwaters across the Flow Country following a wildfire in May 2019. Samples were collected on a monthly basis from 52 sites across the region from September 2019 to October 2020. Sampling sites were selected to represent peatland catchments in the following conditions: burned near natural, burned drained, unburned near natural, unburned drained and unburned forested. Data were obtained via collection of water samples in situ, and concentrations were derived via subsequent sample processing and analysis. Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • Plot-scale percent cover of all plant species recorded between October and December 2019 in 360 1 x 1 m quadrats within two burnt areas of the 2019 Flow Country Wildfire and nearby unburnt control areas and within three additional historic burnt site with recorded wildfires in 1997, 2000 and 2011 respectively and their respective adjacent unburnt controls. At each site, quadrats were located in both “open” and “drain” plots to reflect the potential impact of artificial drainage on vegetation/fire response. For the sites within the footprint of the 2019 wildfire, fire damage data were also collected, only in burnt sites. Full details about this dataset can be found at