Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

  • Clive Hurford
  • Michael Schneider

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. An Introduction to Conservation Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clive Hurford
      Pages 3-12
  3. Traditional Approaches to Data Collection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Clive Hurford
      Pages 25-34
    3. David Allen
      Pages 35-42
    4. Alan Brown
      Pages 43-54
  4. Developing Projects for Monitoring Habitats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Clive Hurford
      Pages 57-59
    3. Clive Hurford
      Pages 61-64
    4. Clive Hurford
      Pages 65-72
    5. Clive Hurford
      Pages 73-77
    6. Clive Hurford
      Pages 79-92
    7. Clive Hurford, Dan Guest
      Pages 105-118
    8. Clive Hurford, Dylan Lloyd
      Pages 119-128
    9. Clive Hurford
      Pages 129-136
  5. The Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147

About this book


Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats presents monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of the book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project, including:

- The roles of survey and surveillance

- Incorporating knowledge from existing research

- Identifying the conservation priority on sites

- Minimising observer error

- Identifying site-specific condition indicators for habitats

- Collecting monitoring data

The later sections of the book comprise a series of case studies covering a wide range of habitats and species. These case studies focus mostly, though not exclusively, on sites that form part of the Natura 2000 series in Europe.

Written in a clear and concise style, and illustrated in colour throughout, this practical guide is an invaluable reference for conservationists and ecologists responsible for managing and monitoring land for nature conservation, for organisations responsible for implementing agri-environment schemes, and for researchers working in the field of applied ecology.


Biodiversity Fauna Flora Monitoring Nature conservation development vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Hurford
    • 1
  • Michael Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Countryside Council for WalesBangorUK
  2. 2.Västerbotten County AdministrationUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3756-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3757-3
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