EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Monitoring scheme
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Date typed in:  2006-06-01 15:48:11
Scheme name:  CON.ECO.FOR.
Institution: National Forest Service
Coordinator: Bruno Petriccione
Main funding source: EU
Geographical scope: national
Launched in response to: other international obligation
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 presence-absence
species abundance
H3. Do you also collect environmental parameters?
H4. Spatial variations in habitat are documented by:
field mapping
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)?
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H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
100 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 1 year(s)
H14. How many times do you sample per year?
H15. How much time (in do you need for one sampling occasion?
H16. Starting year of scheme:
H17. Ending year of scheme:
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H18. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
H19. Monitoring data are analysed by:
advanced statistics (spatial statistics/GIS, GLM, GAM, time series, etc)
H20. Do you monitor all habitats in your area?
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
H22. List habitats monitored:
Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests
Apeninne beech forests with Taxus and Ilex
Apennine beech forests with Abies alba and beech forests with Abies nebrodensis
Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests
Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests
Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion
Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests
Southern Apennine Abies alba forests
Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli
H23. If you want, provide the name of the field methods / remote sensing data used for sampling:
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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:
climatic change
invasive species
catastrophic event
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
structural changes
species composition
physical-chemical environment
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
too many species to list here
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?
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