Improving and harmonizing biodiversity monitoring
The overall objective of Work Package 7 (WP7) is to test the Freshwater and Terrestrial component of the Arctic Council’s, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP – www.cbmp.is) at INTERACT stations.
The specific aims of the work package are to:
- establish an efficient working interface between Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Project. An initiative of CAFF, started in 2000.... and INTERACT
test the Definitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... Freshwater and Terrestrial Biological diversity. The many and varied forms of life on Earth (collectively known as biota). As well as diversity of species (species diversity), there is also diversity within populations of a... Monitoring Plans at three locations in the field in accordance with relevant CBMP protocols.
- identify ways in which data generated at INTERACT stations can feed into Arctic Council assessments
- provide an up-to-date publication on Arctic Biodiversity for the Encyclopaedia of Biodiversity, second edition, Volume 1, published by Academic Press