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Flight interception traps for arthropods

6 June 2010


The idea for this book originated when planning, organizing and carrying out field work for the first All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory and Monitoring (ATBI+M) pilot sites established in the National Parks Mercantour and Alpi Marittime (France/Italy) in 2007, as part of the activities of the EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy: www.e-taxonomy.eu) network, supported for five years by the European Commission. One of the overall aims of the EDIT project is to better integrate taxonomic research with biodiversity conservation. To attain this objective, innovative and new methods and tools for inventorying and monitoring biodiversity have to be deployed (Häuser et al., 2007). Individual participants embarking on inventories as well as partners from the hosting national parks frequently asked the project coordinators which are the best-recommended or "standard" techniques and protocols for inventorying specific taxa or habitats. Formulating a response to these questions often was not straightforward as several approaches and methods are described in the, often scattered, literature. In order to provide ATBI+M participants, as well as other interested parties, with appropriate information, it was proposed that “field experiences” should be captured and made available for wider dissemination and use.


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  • Resource type

    Book chapter

  • Institution
    • National Museums Scotland

  • Book title
    • Manual on field recording techniques and protocols for all taxa biodiversity inventories and monitoring

  • Editor
    • Eymann, J
    • Degreef, J
    • Hauser, Ch
    • Monje, J C
    • Samyn, Y
    • Spiegel, D van den
  • Volume
    • 8

  • Issue
    • 2

  • Pagination
    • 423-462

  • Publisher
    • Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative

  • Place of publication
    • Belgium

  • Official URL
  • Rights holder
    • Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative

  • Library of Congress Classification
    • AM

    • QH

  • Additional information
    • Related Organisation/s: Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative