EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
  A research project funded by the European Union 

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Species monitoring

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Number of monitoring schemes by country. Countries are listed according to the number of recorded species schemes.

Number of monitoring schemes by species group. The species monitored were divided into six organism groups – birds, mammals, other vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and other. If you selected html output, you can click a chosen column for more details.

Number of species schemes that monitor various numbers of species within their scheme.

The number of monitoring schemes that monitor some main types of causes of change.

The proportion of recorded monitoring schemes according to main funding sources.

The proportion of monitoring schemes according to their reasons for being launched.

Number and percentage of species schemes located entirely, partly or not at all in legally protected areas.

Professionals and volunteers involved in species monitoring. Figures are the sum across all relevant schemes in the database that provided answers.

Share of species schemes requiring training and expert knowledge.

Annual mean manpower and annual mean costs of equipment needed to run the schemes for various species groups.

Starting year of schemes.

Ending year of schemes.

The number of schemes aiming to monitor population trends, distribution trends, or community/ecosystem trends for various species groups.

Proportion of species schemes according to the main types of data collected.

The number of schemes collecting data on species presence/absence, counts, mark-recapture, age/size structure or phenology for species groups.

Number of schemes carried out at EU, international, national, regional (sub-national) and local levels.

Number of schemes for various size ranges of the monitored area.

Proportion of species monitoring schemes where the monitoring sites were chosen by exhaustive, random, or systematic sampling, personal or expert knowledge or other methods.

Proportion of species monitoring schemes with stratified or non-stratified sampling designs.

Proportion of species monitoring schemes following an experimental (according to type of design) or a non-experimental design.

Proportion of schemes that do or do not account for the detection probability of species.

Number of schemes which can statistically detect a minimum annual change of 1%, 5%, 10%, 20%, or more than 20%. This is based on the user’s own assessment.

Number of schemes using different number of sampling sites.

Number of schemes using different within-year sampling frequencies.

Number of schemes using different numbers of samples (e.g. transects, plots, quadrats) per sample site.

Number of schemes that collect data annually, every 2-3 years etc.

The number of monitoring schemes employing various statistical or other techniques to analyse monitoring data for various species groups.

 Contract number: 006463