Effective biodiversity monitoring needs a culture of integration

Kühl, Hjalmar S.; Bowler, Diana E.; Bösch, Lukas; Bruelheide, Helge; Dauber, Jens; Eichenberg, David.; Eisenhauer, Nico; Fernández, Néstor; Guerra, Carlos A.; Henle, Klaus; Herbinger, Ilka; Isaac, Nick J.B. ORCID:; Jansen, Florian; König-Ries, Birgitta; Kühn, Ingolf; Nilsen, Erlend B.; Pe'er, Guy; Richter, Anett; Schulte, Ralf; Settele, Josef; van Dam, Nicole M.; Voigt, Maria; Wägele, Wolfgang J.; Wirth, Christian; Bonn, Aletta. 2020 Effective biodiversity monitoring needs a culture of integration. One Earth, 3 (4). 462-474.

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Despite conservation commitments, most countries still lack large-scale biodiversity monitoring programs to track progress toward agreed targets. Monitoring program design is frequently approached from a top-down, data-centric perspective that ignores the socio-cultural context of data collection. A rich landscape of people and organizations, with a diversity of motivations and expertise, independently engages in biodiversity monitoring. This diversity often leads to complementarity in activities across places, time periods, and taxa. In this Perspective, we propose a framework for aligning different efforts to realize large-scale biodiversity monitoring through a networked design of stakeholders, data, and biodiversity schemes. We emphasize the value of integrating independent biodiversity observations in conjunction with a backbone of structured core monitoring, thereby fostering broad ownership and resilience due to a strong partnership of science, society, policy, and individuals. Furthermore, we identify stakeholder-specific barriers and incentives to foster joint collaboration toward effective large-scale biodiversity monitoring.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Biodiversity (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2590-3322
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NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 02 Dec 2020 12:12 +0 (UTC)

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