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Title (Primary) Monitoring essential biodiversity variables at the species level
Title (Secondary) The GEO handbook on biodiversity observation networks
Author Pereira, H.M.; Belnap, J.; Böhm, M.; Brummitt, N.; Garcia-Moreno, J.; Gregory, R.; Martin, L.; Peng, C.; Proença, V.; Schmeller, D.S.; van Swaay, C.;
Publisher Walters, M.; Scholes, R.J.;
Year 2017
Department NSF;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12; T11;
Keywords species; EBV; Monitoring; Population abundance; Distribution
UFZ wide themes RU1
Abstract The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) is developing a monitoring framework around a set of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) which aims at facilitating data integration, spatial scaling and contributing to the filling of gaps. Here we build on this framework to explore the monitoring of EBV classes at the species level: species populations, species traits and community composition. We start by discussing cross-cutting issues on species monitoring such as the identification of the question to be addressed, the choice of variables, taxa and spatial sampling scheme. Next, we discuss how to monitor EBVs for specific taxa, including mammals, amphibians, butterflies and plants. We show how the monitoring of species EBVs allows monitoring changes in the supply of ecosystem services. We conclude with a discussion of challenges in upscaling local observations to global EBVs and how indicator and model development can help address this challenge.
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Pereira, H.M., Belnap, J., Böhm, M., Brummitt, N., Garcia-Moreno, J., Gregory, R., Martin, L., Peng, C., Proença, V., Schmeller, D.S., van Swaay, C. (2017):
Monitoring essential biodiversity variables at the species level
In: Walters, M., Scholes, R.J. (eds.)
The GEO handbook on biodiversity observation networks
Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 79 - 105