EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Indicators of sustainable management of forests
Date typed in:  2006-09-11 09:49:12
Scheme name:  Monitoring the forest from the Basque Country (Northern Spain)
Institution: University of the Basque Country (Bilbao-Spain)
Coordinator: Miren Onaindia
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: regional
Launched in response to: management/restoration
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Spain

Data availability:
Citation:
Sharing:
Data management:
References:Onaindia et al. 2004
Monitoring scheme: habitats  Scheme - habitats Show PDF 
H1. What do you monitor?
distribution
composition
H2. The data you collect are:
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?
YES
H6. Do you follow an experimental design?
YES
H7. How do you choose sites to be monitored?
systematic sampling (eg each cell of a grid)
H8. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
partly
H9. At which scale do you work (eg maps produced to illustrate trends)?
1:1
H10. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
1000 km2
H11. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
100
H12. How many samples (eg transects, plots, quadrats) do you collect during a visit to a sampling site?
10
H13. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 4 year(s)
H14. How many times do you sample per year?
1
H15. How much time (in person.day) do you need for one sampling occasion?
0.5
H16. Starting year of scheme:
2002
H17. Ending year of scheme:
2006
H18. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
H19. Monitoring data are analysed by:
graphics/descriptive statistics
H20. Do you monitor all habitats in your area?
NO
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
EUNIS
H22. List habitats monitored:
Not specified...
H23. If you want, provide the name of the field methods / remote sensing data used for sampling:
* without answer
H24. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
20%
H25. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
YES
H26. The causes of change you monitor are:
land use
fragmentation
succession
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
YES
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
fragmentation
species composition
indicator-keystone-umbrella-typical species
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
Shannon and Simpson biodiversity indeces
H30. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
6
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)?
1
H34. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
8
H35. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
* without answer
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