The next generation of site-based long-term ecological monitoring : linking essential biodiversity variables and ecosystem integrity

  • Global change effects on biodiversity and human wellbeing call for improved long-term environmental data as a basis for science, policy and decision making, including increased interoperability, multifunctionality, and harmonization. Based on the example of two global initiatives, the International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) network and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), we propose merging the frameworks behind these initiatives, namely ecosystem integrity and essential biodiversity variables, to serve as an improved guideline for future site-based long-term research and monitoring in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems. We derive a list of specific recommendations of what and how to measure at a monitoring site and call for an integration of sites into co-located site networks across individual monitoring initiatives, and centered on ecosystems. This facilitates the generation of linked comprehensive ecosystem monitoring data, supports synergies in the use of costly infrastructures, fosters cross-initiative research and provides a template for collaboration beyond the ILTER and GEO BON communities.

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Author:Peter Haase, Jonathan D. Tonkin, Stefan Stoll, Benjamin Burkhard, Mark Frenzel, Ilse R. Geijzendorffer, Christoph L. Häuser, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, William H. McDowell, Michael Mirtl, Felix Müller, Martin Musche, Johannes Penner, Steffen Zacharias, Dirk S. Schmeller
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-468702
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.111
ISSN:1879-1026
ISSN:0048-9697
Pubmed Id:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29898505
Parent Title (English):The science of the total environment
Publisher:Elsevier Science
Place of publication:Amsterdam [u. a.]
Contributor(s):D. Barcelo
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2017
Date of first Publication:2017/10/06
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/07/03
Tag:EBV; LTER; Long‐term ecosystem research; Research infrastructure; Site networks
Volume:613/614
Page Number:9
First Page:1376
Last Page:1384
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© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
HeBIS-PPN:435674994
Institutes:Angeschlossene und kooperierende Institutionen / Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft
Biowissenschaften / Institut für Ökologie, Evolution und Diversität
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0