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Monitoring of the plant microreserves network of the Valencian Community
Date typed in:  2006-06-26 15:38:30
Scheme name:  Monitoring of the plant microreserves network of the Valencian Community
Institution: Generalitat Valenciana-Conselleria de Medio Ambiente
Coordinator: Laguna Emilio
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: regional
Launched in response to: management/restoration
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)?
H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
16 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 5 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:
* without answer
H18. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
Yes, the protocol was redefined in the meantime
H19. Monitoring data are analysed by:
not analysed
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 Juniperus spp.
Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis
Arborescent matorral with Zyziphus
Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae
Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation
Caves not open to the public
Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp.
Coastal lagoons
Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes
Endemic forests with Juniperus spp.
Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse
Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea)
Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia)
Laurus nobilis thickets
Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi)
Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines
Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi)
Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia)
Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion
Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods
Mediterranean temporary ponds
Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion)
Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea
Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods
Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests
Quercus suber forests
Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi
Salix alba and Populus alba galleries
Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) ($ important orchid sites)
Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation
(Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines
Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub
Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods
Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines
Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp.
Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree
Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster
Xeric sand calcareous grasslands
H23. If you want, provide the name of the field methods / remote sensing data used for sampling:
List of plant species
Phytosociological relevees (Braun-Blanquet‘s Method)
Census of relevant species
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:
invasive species
catastrophic event
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
species composition
indicator-keystone-umbrella-typical species
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
Selected populations of 443 taxa (combination site x taxa are designated by regional law on microreserves)
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?
* without answer
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