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DOI 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.03.003
Titel (primär) Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program
Autor Schmeller, D.S.; Julliard, R.; Bellingham, P.J.; Böhm, M.; Brummitt, N.; Chiarucci, A.; Couvet, D.; Elmendorf, S.; Forsyth, D.M.; García Moreno, J.; Gregory, R.D.; Magnusson, W.E.; Martin, L.J.; McGeoch, M.A.; Mihoub, J.-B.; Pereira, H.M.; Proença, V.; van Swaay, C.A.M.; Yahara, T.; Belnap, J.
Journal / Serie Journal for Nature Conservation
Erscheinungsjahr 2015
Department NSF
Band/Volume 25
Seite von 51
Seite bis 57
Sprache englisch
Keywords Convention on Biological Diversity; Essential Biodiversity Variable; Group of Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network; GEO System of Systems; Modelling framework; Policy support
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Abstract The Convention on Biological Diversity's strategic plan lays out five goals: “(A) address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society; (B) reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use; (C) improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity; (D) enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services; (E) enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building.” To meet and inform on the progress towards these goals, a globally coordinated approach is needed for biodiversity monitoring that is linked to environmental data and covers all biogeographic regions. During a series of workshops and expert discussions, we identified nine requirements that we believe are necessary for developing and implementing such a global terrestrial species monitoring program. The program needs to design and implement an integrated information chain from monitoring to policy reporting, to create and implement minimal data standards and common monitoring protocols to be able to inform Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs), and to develop and optimize semantics and ontologies for data interoperability and modelling. In order to achieve this, the program needs to coordinate diverse but complementary local nodes and partnerships. In addition, capacities need to be built for technical tasks, and new monitoring technologies need to be integrated. Finally, a global monitoring program needs to facilitate and secure funding for the collection of long-term data and to detect and fill gaps in under-observed regions and taxa. The accomplishment of these nine requirements is essential in order to ensure data is comprehensive, to develop robust models, and to monitor biodiversity trends over large scales. A global terrestrial species monitoring program will enable researchers and policymakers to better understand the status and trends of biodiversity.
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Schmeller, D.S., Julliard, R., Bellingham, P.J., Böhm, M., Brummitt, N., Chiarucci, A., Couvet, D., Elmendorf, S., Forsyth, D.M., García Moreno, J., Gregory, R.D., Magnusson, W.E., Martin, L.J., McGeoch, M.A., Mihoub, J.-B., Pereira, H.M., Proença, V., van Swaay, C.A.M., Yahara, T., Belnap, J. (2015):
Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program
J. Nat. Conserv. 25 , 51 - 57