EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Monitoring habitas of Spain 2
Date typed in:  2006-05-13 11:03:16
Scheme name:  Conservation of priority habitats in the Valencian community
Institution: Generalitat Valenciana. Conselleria de territorio y vivienda
Coordinator: Javier Gomez Martin
Main funding source: EU
Geographical scope: national
Launched in response to: EU directive
Countries monitored by the schemes:


Data availability:
Data management:
Monitoring scheme: habitats  Scheme - habitats Show PDF 
H1. What do you monitor?
H2. The data you collect are:
species abundance
species presence-absence
H3. Do you also collect environmental parameters?
H4. Spatial variations in habitat are documented by:
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H5. Is your sampling design stratified?
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)?
* without answer
H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
0 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?
* without answer
H16. Starting year of scheme:
H17. Ending year of scheme:
H18. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
H19. Monitoring data are analysed by:
H20. Do you monitor all habitats in your area?
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
H22. List habitats monitored:
Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis
Arborescent matorral with Zyziphus
Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae
Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp.
Coastal lagoons
Endemic forests with Juniperus spp.
Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia)
Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods
Mediterranean temporary ponds
Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion)
Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae)
Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi
Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) ($ important orchid sites)
(Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines
Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines
Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster
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
indicator-keystone-umbrella-typical species
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
Riella helicophylla, Silene hifacensis
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?
H22: Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia)
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