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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 167–174 | Cite as

Basal soil monitoring scheme in the protected areas of the Czech Republic

  • Milan Sanka
  • Edward Paterson
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Abstract

The purpose and aims of environmental monitoring are discussed, particularly in the context of soils as part of the environment, and examples of such schemes currently in operation within Europe are outlined. These are compared with the Basal Soil Monitoring Scheme (BSMS) in the Czech Republic which is the product of collaboration between the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment and five agricultural, forestry and environmental research institutes. The BSMS consists of over 250 monitoring plots covering three distinct land uses: agriculture, forestry and environmentally protected areas. Each land use class has its own subsystem of monitoring plots which together comprise the whole system. The main principles and methodologies employed in the environmentally protected areas of the Czech Republic are described in some detail.

Keywords

Europe Environmental Management Czech Republic Protected Area Environmental Monitoring 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Sanka
    • 1
  • Edward Paterson
    • 2
  1. 1.Czech Institute for Nature ProtectionResearch and Monitoring BaseBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Division of Soils and Soil MicrobiologyMacaulay Land Use Research InstituteCraigiebucklerScotland

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