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Monitoring breeding waterbirds in the North of Spain
Date typed in:  2006-05-11 15:24:46
Scheme name:  Study of the European Shag metapopulation in the Cantabrian Sea (North of Spain)
Institution: Universidad de Oviedo
Coordinator: David Alvarez
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: national
Launched in response to: scientific interest
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Spain

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Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
population trend
distribution trend
S2. The main data you collect are:
mark-recapture, individual follow-up, telemetry
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
NO
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
NO
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
yes a design with Before/After comparison
S6. How do you choose sites to be monitored ?
sampling sites chosen according to personnal/expert knowledge
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
NO
S8. Monitoring data are analysed by:
advanced statistics (spatial statistics/GIS, GLM, GAM, time series, etc)
S9. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
10%
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
partly
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
100 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
4
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
1
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
nest counts, visual
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 1 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
4
S17. How much time (in person.day) do you need for one sampling occasion?
2
S18. Starting year of scheme:
1998
S19. Ending year of scheme:
* without answer
S20. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
S21. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
2
S22. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
1
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
NO
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in person.day) 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 €)?
0
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
WATERBIRDS
S27. How many species do you monitor:
1
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Phalacrocorax aristotelis
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Coastal and halophytic habitats
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
YES
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
pollution
climatic change
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
No
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