Working Groups – Biodiversity Protocols

biodiversityTo get involved, contact the Coordinator for the “Biodiversity Protocols” Working Group: Robbie Hart.


Current group members:

Robbie (wrangler), Bill Bowman, Eva, Thomas, Aimee, Daniel W, Yan Yang


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1A Biodiversity Protocols

Robbie (wrangler), Bill Bowman, Eva, Thomas, Aimee, Daniel W, Yan Yang

Questions

What drives biodiv in mtns

What methods and effort levels are appropriate for steep gradients and heterogeneity of mtns (“what do we miss”)

What is the effect of climate change on range / other metrics

Cross-taxon connections of diversities (interspecies relationships)

Plot-based methods

GLORIA

Whittaker

All-taxa inventory

Plot-scale issues:

Korchagin – 100/200 sqm

Hemp 500+ for tropics

Transects

Common methods

Braun-Blanquet

Species Lists

Abundance data

Occurrence data (point presence/absence)

Metadata

Gradient studies

Metrics

Population (pop vitality, pop age structure)

Species

Community

Function (ecosystem and functional traits)

Resiliency

Habitat suitability

Species range maps

Phytocoenotical role [sp? ask Eugeny nb RH]

Essential biodiversity variables + essential climatic variables ala GEO BON

Products

A common database of GEO BON “essential” variables adapted for and populated from mountain regions