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Catalan Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
Date typed in:  2006-07-31 22:50:44
Scheme name:  Catalan Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
Institution: Museu de Granollers Ciències Naturals
Coordinator: Constantí Stefanescu
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: regional
Launched in response to: scientific interest
Countries monitored by the schemes:


Data availability:
Data management:
References:Cynthia. Butlletí del Butterfly Monitoring Scheme a Catalunya
Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
population trend

community composition
S2. The main data you collect are:
counts (plant density estimates belong here)
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
S6. How do you choose sites to be monitored ?
sampling sites chosen according to personnal/expert knowledge
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
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:
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
30000 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
weekly transect counts
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 1 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
S17. How much time (in do you need for one sampling occasion?
S18. Starting year of scheme:
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:
S22. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
S25. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
S27. How many species do you monitor:
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Euphydryas aurinia
Maculinea arion
Parnassius apollo
Parnassius mnemosyne
S29. Any additional species
Pyrgus cirsii
Maculinea rebeli/alcon
Tomares ballus
Thymelicus acteon
Scolitantides orion
Gluacopsyche alexis

S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Coastal and halophytic habitats

Natural and semi-natural grassland formation

Heathland, scrub and tundra

Woodland, forest and other wooded land

Regularly cultivated agricultural, horticultural and domestic habitats
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
land use

climatic change

habitat loss and fragmentation
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
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