EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Forest Monitoring in the Krivoklatsko Biosphere Reserve and Landscape Protected Area
Date typed in:  2007-03-08 08:29:55
Scheme name:  Study of Game Impact within the Monitoring of Forest Communities
Institution: Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences
Coordinator: Jiri Kolbek
Main funding source: scientific grant
Geographical scope: regional
Launched in response to: scientific interest
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Czech Republic

Data availability:
Data management:
References:Kolbek J. et Vitkova M. (1999): Long-term monitoring of changes of forest and meadow communities in the Krivoklatsko Protected Landscape Area and Biosphere Reserve. - Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences
Kolbek J., Petřík P., Bílek O., Boublík K., Černý T. & Vítková M. (2006): Long-term monitoring in Central European forests – a case study focused on impact of deer. – In: Book of Abstracts, 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology, p. 127, Eger, Hungary
Monitoring scheme: habitats  Scheme - habitats Show PDF 
H1. What do you monitor?
H2. The data you collect are:
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:
600 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:
graphics/descriptive statistics
H20. Do you monitor all habitats in your area?
H21. Which classification do you use to identify habitat type?
H22. List habitats monitored:
Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests
Euro-Siberian steppic woods with Quercus spp.
Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests
H23. If you want, provide the name of the field methods / remote sensing data used for sampling:
Zürich-Montpellier school, Braun-Blanquet´s method
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
land use
H27. Do you monitor any habitat quality criterium?
H28. The quality criteria you monitor are:
species composition
physical-chemical environment
structural changes
H29. If you monitor indicator species, give their name:
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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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