EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Estación Científica Font Roja Natura UA, Alicante, Spain
Date typed in:  2007-07-02 12:43:17
Scheme name:  Monitoring programme at Font Roja Natural Park (Mediterranean Oak Forest): invasive and native species
Institution: University of Alicante
Coordinator: ANDREU BONET
Main funding source: scientific grant
Geographical scope: local
Launched in response to: management/restoration
Countries monitored by the schemes:


Data availability:
Data management:
Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
population trend

distribution trend

community composition
S2. The main data you collect are:
age/size structure
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
yes a design with a control treatment
S6. How do you choose sites to be monitored ?
exhaustive sampling (all possible sites)
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:
260 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:
quadrat samplig for vegetation,
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:
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:
Not specified...
S29. Any additional species
Quercus rotundifolia
Quercus faginea
Quercus coccifera
Ailanthus altissima
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Woodland, forest and other wooded land
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
invasive species

habitat loss and fragmentation

land use
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
forest management
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 Contract number: 006463