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Butterfly and Bumblebee Monitoring in Norway
Date typed in:  2011-03-07 08:38:32
Scheme name:  Butterfly and Bumblebee Monitoring in Norway
Institution: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Coordinator: Sandra Öberg
Main funding source: national
Geographical scope: regional
Launched in response to: management/restoration
Countries monitored by the schemes:


Data availability: only summary data (e.g. trends) available
Data management:
References:Development of methodology for area representative monitoring of chosen invertebrate groups
Further development of methodology for area representative monitoring of butterflies and bumblebees
Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
distribution trend
community composition
S2. The main data you collect are:
counts (plant density estimates belong here)
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
* without answer
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
S6. How do you choose sites to be monitored ?
systematic sampling (eg each cell of a grid)
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
* without answer
S8. Monitoring data are analysed by:
graphics/descriptive statistics
S9. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
* without answer
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
0 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 0 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
S17. How much time (in do you need for one sampling occasion?
S18. Starting year of scheme:
* without answer
S19. Ending year of scheme:
* without answer
S20. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
* without answer
S21. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
S22. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
* without answer
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
* without answer
S25. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
S27. How many species do you monitor:
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Not specified...
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Natural and semi-natural grassland formation
Forests and woodland
Regularly cultivated agricultural, horticultural and domestic habitats
Raised bogs, mires, and fens
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
* without answer
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
* without answer
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
Our monitoring scheme is under development. More details will be added further on.
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 Contract number: 006463