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Norwegian Monitoring Programme for Terrestrial Ecosystems (TOV)
Date typed in:  2006-07-26 15:25:21
Scheme name:  TOV - epiphytic monitoring
Institution: NINA - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Coordinator: Erik Framstad
Main funding source: national
Geographical scope: national
Launched in response to: other international obligation
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Norway

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References:Bruteig 2002
Framstad (ed.) 2006
TOV on the web
Monitoring scheme: habitats  Scheme - habitats Show PDF 
H1. What do you monitor?
composition
distribution
H2. The data you collect are:
species presence-absence
species abundance
H3. Do you also collect environmental parameters?
YES
H4. Spatial variations in habitat are documented by:
field mapping
H5. Is your sampling design stratified?
NO
H6. Do you follow an experimental design?
NO
H7. How do you choose sites to be monitored?
other
H8. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
partly
H9. At which scale do you work (eg maps produced to illustrate trends)?
1:5000
H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
1 km2
H11. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
7
H12. How many samples (eg transects, plots, quadrats) do you collect during a visit to a sampling site?
40
H13. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 5 year(s)
H14. How many times do you sample per year?
0
H15. How much time (in person.day) do you need for one sampling occasion?
16
H16. Starting year of scheme:
1990
H17. Ending year of scheme:
* without answer
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?
NO
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
other
H22. List habitats monitored:
Nordic subalpine/subarctic forests with Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii
Western Taiga
H23. If you want, provide the name of the field methods / remote sensing data used for sampling:
coverage (%) and damage frequency (%) of lichens and other epiphytes along fixed bands on trunks of 40-60 permanent birch trees (pines in one site) in local elevation/ecological gradient
H24. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
5%
H25. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
YES
H26. The causes of change you monitor are:
pollution
climatic change
succession
catastrophic event
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
YES
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
structural changes
species composition
physical-chemical environment
indicator-keystone-umbrella-typical species
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
* without answer
H30. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
4
H31. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
0
H32. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
YES
H33. On the whole, what is the manpower (in person.day) needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
100
H34. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
15000
H35. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
sampling & analytical methods rather unspecific; scale of study & area sampled rather meaningless (multiscale); H34 interpreted as running costs
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