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An integrated ecological, social and physical approach to monitoring environmental change and land management effects: the Wales Axis II Monitoring and Evaluation Programme

Emmett, B.A.. 2013 An integrated ecological, social and physical approach to monitoring environmental change and land management effects: the Wales Axis II Monitoring and Evaluation Programme. In: Boatman, Nigel; Green, Mike; Marshall, Jon; Musters, Kees; Peach, Will; Peel, Steve; Siriwardena, Gavin; Smith, Barbara, (eds.) Environmental Management on Farmland. Wellesbourne, UK, Association of Applied Biologists, 31-39. (Aspects of Applied Biology, 118).

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Abstract/Summary

The Welsh Government has commissioned a comprehensive new ecosystem monitoring and evaluation programme to monitor the effects of Glastir, its new land management scheme, and to monitor progress towards a range of international biodiversity and environmental targets. A random sample of 1 km squares stratified by landcover types will be used both to monitor change at a national level in the wider countryside and to provide a backdrop against which intervention measures are assessed using a second sample of 1 km squares located in areas eligible for enhanced payments for advanced interventions. Modelling in the first year will forecast change based on current understanding, whilst a rolling national monitoring programme based on an ecosystem approach will provide an evidence-base for on-going, adaptive development of the scheme by Welsh Government. To our knowledge, this will constitute the largest and most in-depth ecosystem monitoring and evaluation programme of any member state of the European Union.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
CEH Sections: Acreman
Billett (to November 2013)
Dise
Emmett
Parr
Pywell
Reynard
Shore
Watt
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Economics
Hydrology
Agriculture and Soil Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Botany
Date made live: 18 Mar 2014 12:20 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/506220

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