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JNCC Report 754: Review of opportunities for urban biodiversity monitoring 2024


This report aims to provide insight into urban biodiversity monitoring using citizen science and indicators in the UK. Urban areas, while contributing to the decline in biodiversity, also have the potential to support biodiversity conservation. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor and understand population trends and the ecological mechanisms underlying species-specific responses in these areas.

The report first explores how urbanisation impacts biodiversity and how biodiversity is monitored in urban areas. In then uses case studies of indicators that can be used to assess biodiversity status in urban areas. The report highlights the importance of citizen science in monitoring urban biodiversity, identifies gaps in current monitoring practices, and provides recommendations for future research and monitoring efforts.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2024·01·01

Marion, S. & Hoskins, H. 2024. Review of opportunities for urban biodiversity monitoring (Guidance report). JNCC Report 754, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This project was funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as part of the Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment (NCEA) programme.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2024·02·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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