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DOI 10.1007/s10531-008-9491-4
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Titel (primär) Butterfly monitoring in Europe: methods, applications and perspectives
Autor van Swaay, C.A.M.; Nowicki, P.; Settele, J.; van Strien, A.J.
Quelle Biodiversity and Conservation
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Department BZF
Band/Volume 17
Heft 14
Seite von 3455
Seite bis 3469
Sprache englisch
Keywords Biodiversity; Climate change; Indicators; Nature management; Population trends; Transect counts
Abstract Since the first Butterfly Monitoring Scheme in the UK started in the mid-1970s, butterfly monitoring in Europe has developed in more than ten European countries. These schemes are aimed to assess regional and national trends in butterfly abundance per species. We discuss strengths and weaknesses of methods used in these schemes and give examples of applications of the data. A new development is to establish supra-national trends per species and multispecies indicators. Such indicators enable to report against the target to halt biodiversity loss by 2010. Our preliminary European Grassland Butterfly Indicator shows a decline of 50% between 1990 and 2005. We expect to develop a Grassland Butterfly Indicator with an improved coverage across European countries. We see also good perspectives to develop a supra-national indicator for climate change as well as an indicator for woodland butterflies.
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van Swaay, C.A.M., Nowicki, P., Settele, J., van Strien, A.J. (2008):
Butterfly monitoring in Europe: methods, applications and perspectives
Biodivers. Conserv. 17 (14), 3455 - 3469 10.1007/s10531-008-9491-4