EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Monitoring of habitats in Spain
Date typed in:  2006-05-10 11:31:06
Scheme name:  Protection of Posidonia grasses in SCIs of Beleares
Institution: Conselleria de Medi Ambient
Coordinator: Juana Xamena Terrassa
Main funding source: national
Geographical scope: local
Launched in response to: EU directive
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Spain

Data availability:
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Monitoring scheme: habitats  Scheme - habitats Show PDF 
H1. What do you monitor?
distribution
composition
H2. The data you collect are:
species presence-absence
species abundance
H3. Do you also collect environmental parameters?
YES
H4. Spatial variations in habitat are documented by:
* without answer
H5. Is your sampling design stratified?
YES
H6. Do you follow an experimental design?
YES
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?
entirely
H9. At which scale do you work (eg maps produced to illustrate trends)?
* without answer
H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
0 km2
H11. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
0
H12. How many samples (eg transects, plots, quadrats) do you collect during a visit to a sampling site?
0
H13. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 0 year(s)
H14. How many times do you sample per year?
0
H15. How much time (in person.day) do you need for one sampling occasion?
* without answer
H16. Starting year of scheme:
2001
H17. Ending year of scheme:
2005
H18. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
H19. Monitoring data are analysed by:
other
H20. Do you monitor all habitats in your area?
YES
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
CORINE
H22. List habitats monitored:
Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae)
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:
0
H25. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
YES
H26. The causes of change you monitor are:
pollution
invasive species
fragmentation
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
YES
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
species composition
fragmentation
structural changes
physical-chemical environment
indicator-keystone-umbrella-typical species
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
Posidonia oceanica
Caretta caretta, Larus audouinii, Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmaresti, Tursiopsis truncatus
H30. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
0
H31. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
0
H32. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
YES
H33. On the whole, what is the manpower (in person.day) needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
0
H34. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
5955396
H35. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
* without answer
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