EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Vegetation response from human traffic at Svalbard
Date typed in:  2011-03-04 15:10:43
Scheme name:  Permanent vegetation plots recorded, supported by traditional digital photo and IR-photo
Institution: NINA - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Coordinator: Dagmar Hagen
Main funding source: national
Geographical scope: international
Launched in response to: scientific interest
Countries monitored by the schemes:


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Monitoring scheme: habitats  Scheme - habitats Show PDF 
H1. What do you monitor?
other quality measures
H2. The data you collect are:
species abundance
H3. Do you also collect environmental parameters?
H4. Spatial variations in habitat are documented by:
remote sensing
field mapping
H5. Is your sampling design stratified?
* without answer
H6. Do you follow an experimental design?
H7. How do you choose sites to be monitored?
sampling sites chosen according to personnal/expert knowledge
H8. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
H9. At which scale do you work (eg maps produced to illustrate trends)?
H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
1 km2
H11. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
H12. How many samples (eg transects, plots, quadrats) do you collect during a visit to a sampling site?
H13. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 0 year(s)
H14. How many times do you sample per year?
H15. How much time (in do you need for one sampling occasion?
H16. Starting year of scheme:
H17. Ending year of scheme:
* without answer
H18. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
H19. Monitoring data are analysed by:
graphics/descriptive statistics
H20. Do you monitor all habitats in your area?
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
National classifications
H22. List habitats monitored:
Not specified...
H23. If you want, provide the name of the field methods / remote sensing data used for sampling:
* without answer
H24. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
H25. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
H26. The causes of change you monitor are:
land use
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
structural changes
species composition
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
* without answer
H30. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
H31. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
H32. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
H33. On the whole, what is the manpower (in needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
H34. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
H35. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
* without answer
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 Contract number: 006463