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Towards the global monitoring of biodiversity change.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16701487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Governments have set the ambitious target of reducing biodiversity loss by the year 2010. The scientific community now faces the challenge of assessing the progress made towards this target and beyond. Here, we review current monitoring efforts and propose a global biodiversity monitoring network to complement and enhance these efforts. The network would develop a global sampling programme for indicator taxa (we suggest birds and vascular plants) and would integrate regional sampling programmes for taxa that are locally relevant to the monitoring of biodiversity change. The network would also promote the development of comparable maps of global land cover at regular time intervals. The extent and condition of specific habitat types, such as wetlands and coral reefs, would be monitored based on regional programmes. The data would then be integrated with other environmental and socioeconomic indicators to design responses to reduce biodiversity loss.
Henrique M Pereira; H David Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2006-08-01     Revised Date:  2011-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitectura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring*
Species Specificity*

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