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Integrated Biodiversity Monitoring Across Spatial Scales 2024


This report contains guidance and recommendations for anyone who is interested in monitoring biodiversity at local and regional scale. This might include conservation charities, local environmental record centres, conservation agencies, councils and local authorities, businesses, community groups and individuals. Throughout the text we present many examples of monitoring biodiversity through citizen science, but the recommendations are applicable to professional surveys as well as citizen science approaches.

The aim of this report is to present some recommendations on the key decisions involved in setting up a biodiversity monitoring programme at regional/local scale that integrates with existing monitoring efforts and national monitoring schemes.

The report is accompanied by two supplementary resources:

  • Decision guide support form (PDF)
  • Monitoring portfolio attributes (spreadsheet)

These resources may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need copies in a different or more accessible format, please contact

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2024·04·24

Mancini, F. & Turner, R.K. 2024. Integrated Biodiversity Monitoring Across Spatial Scales. JNCC Report 758. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963 8091.

This work was funded through a research partnership agreement between the Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment programme (NCEA Defra) and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2024·05·07

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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