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Butterfly monitoring in Italy
Date typed in:  2006-06-01 15:11:47
Scheme name:  Butterfly monitoring in Italy
Institution: Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell’Uomo
Coordinator: Simona Bonelli
Main funding source: scientific grant
Geographical scope: national
Launched in response to: scientific interest
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Italy

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S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
community composition

distribution trend
S2. The main data you collect are:
presence/absence
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 ?
exhaustive sampling (all possible sites)
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
YES
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:
20%
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
partly
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
300000 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
0
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
0
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
visual
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 1 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
0
S17. How much time (in person.day) 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?
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:
0
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
YES
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in person.day) needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
/
S25. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
0
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
BUTTERFLIES
S27. How many species do you monitor:
280
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Coenonympha oedippus
Erebia calcaricus
Erebia christi
Euphydryas aurinia
Euphydryas maturna
Fabriciana elisa
Lopinga achine
Lycaena dispar
Maculinea arion
Maculinea teleius
Melanargia arge
Papilio alexanor
Papilio hospiton
Parnassius apollo
Parnassius mnemosyne
Polyommatus galloi
Polyommatus humedasae
Zerynthia polyxena
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Natural and semi-natural grassland formation


Heathland, scrub and tundra


Habitat complexes


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

land use

climatic change

invasive species

habitat loss and fragmentation
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
Yes, it‘a a long term presence-absence survey so some categories (e.g. 12-13-16-17-24-25) are not appropriate for our monitoring scheme.
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