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The JNCC Terrestrial Biodiversity Surveillance Schemes: An Assessment of Coverage 2019

Terrestrial JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Monitoring UK Species 646 Biodiversity

Abstract

Biodiversity information is needed to provide a sound evidence base for decision-making, including operational needs, statutory reporting requirements and strategic needs. The JNCC terrestrial Surveillance Schemes, run in partnership with NGOs and research organisations, are very important in providing this information. However, use of data and information from the schemes critically depends on aspects of dataset quality, such as taxonomic and spatial coverage and the precision with which inferences can be made. In this study we sought to assess aspects of coverage so as to identify gaps in taxonomic, thematic (habitat) and spatial coverage which might need to be addressed in future.

The work builds on an assessment of the needs for biodiversity evidence in the country nature conservation bodies (CNCBs) and related public sector bodies. In this work, we undertake a coverage mapping or gap analysis of the schemes to assess how well they meet the identified needs.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·12·01

Citation
Border, J. Gillings, S., Newson, S.E., Logie, M., August, T., Robinson, R.A. & Pocock, M.J.O. 2019. The JNCC Terrestrial Biodiversity Surveillance Schemes: An Assessment of Coverage. JNCC Report No. 646, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
Biodiversity information is needed to provide a sound evidence base for decision-making, including operational needs, statutory reporting requirements and strategic needs.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·12·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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