EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Seguimiento de las praderas de Posidonia oceanica del parque Natural de Serra Gelada (Comunidad Valenciana), Spain
Date typed in:  2007-07-13 14:03:00
Scheme name:  Posidonia oceanica Serra Gelada
Institution: Instituto de Ecologia Litoral
Coordinator: Juan Eduardo Guillen Nieto
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: local
Launched in response to: EU directive
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Spain
France
Italy

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Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
population trend
distribution trend
S2. The main data you collect are:
counts (plant density estimates belong here)
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
YES
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
YES
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
no
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:
* without answer
S8. Monitoring data are analysed by:
graphics/descriptive statistics
S9. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
10%
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
entirely
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
14 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
27
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
162
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
Transcets for estimating Coberture (6 for each site).
Squares (40x40 cm) for estimating leafs density (9 for each site)
Underwater towed video for meadow cartography.
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 1 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
1
S17. How much time (in person.day) do you need for one sampling occasion?
60
S18. Starting year of scheme:
2006
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:
5
S22. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
0
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
YES
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in person.day) needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
120
S25. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
2000
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
OTHER PLANTS
S27. How many species do you monitor:
1
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Posidonia oceanica
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Marine habitats
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
YES
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
pollution

invasive species

habitat loss and fragmentation
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
* without answer
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