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Design of a monitoring plan for the Southern North Sea candidate Special Area of Conservation and wider area 2019

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Cetacean JNCC report series Mammals Marine Marine protected area Monitoring Species 629

Abstract

The scope of this project was to design a robust monitoring approach to allow the collection of data on the distribution of harbour porpoise through time within the cSAC and the wider area.

####Summary

The approach to this study was to conduct desk-based reviews of the published and grey literature, to evaluate potential monitoring approaches, and use simulation studies to aid survey design in the context of detecting trends in population abundance. We have used existing reviews of survey methodologies to inform our assessment, providing a high-level evaluation of the pros and cons, resolution, utility (via power analyses), practicalities and cost of each of the survey methods.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·01·01

Citation
Wilson, L.J., Booth, C.G., Burt, L., Verfuss, U.K. & Thomas, L., (2019), Design of a monitoring plan for the Southern North Sea candidate Special Area of Conservation and wider area, JNCC Report No. 629, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

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The scope of this project was to design a robust monitoring approach to allow the collection of data on the distribution of harbour porpoise through time within the cSAC and the wider area, so that continued contribution of the cSAC to the species Conservation Status can be gauged.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·08

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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