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Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines
Most indicators of the state of biodiversity showed declines, with no significant recent reductions in rate, whereas indicators of pressures on biodiversity showed increases, indicating that the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 targets have not been met. Expand
The selection, testing and application of terrestrial insects as bioindicators
Three categories of terrestrial insect indicators are proposed, i.e. environmental, ecological and biodiversity indicators, corresponding to differences in their application, and recommendations for the use of the indicator in monitoring are made. Expand
Essential Biodiversity Variables
With the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) soon under way, partners are developing—and seeking consensus around—Essential Biod diversity Variables (EBVs) that could form the basis of monitoring programs worldwide. Expand
Global indicators of biological invasion: species numbers, biodiversity impact and policy responses
The results provide clear direction for bridging the current divide between information available on IAS and that needed for policy and management for the prevention and control of IAS, and highlight the need for measures to ensure that policy is effectively implemented, such that it translates into reduced IAS pressure and impact on biodiversity beyond 2010. Expand
Terrestrial and Inland Water Systems
The topics assessed in this chapter were last assessed by the IPCC in 2007, principally in WGII AR4 Chapters 3 (Kundzewicz et al., 2007) and 4 (Fischlin et al., 2007), but also in WGII AR4 SectionsExpand
The verification and application of bioindicators: a case study of dung beetles in a savanna ecosystem
The indicator value (IndVal) method is used to assess the indicator responses of dung beetles in Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa, and concludes that both characteristic and detector species are useful bioindicators of habitat quality and conversion. Expand
Occupancy frequency distributions: patterns, artefacts and mechanisms
  • M. McGeoch, K. Gaston
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 August 2002
The effects of sampling protocol (grain, sample number, extent, sampling coverage and intensity) on the shape of occupancy distributions are examined, and approaches for minimising artefactual effects recommended. Expand
Prioritizing species, pathways, and sites to achieve conservation targets for biological invasion
A consultative, science-based process for prioritizing impacts based on species, pathways and sites, and outline the information needed by countries to achieve this are recommended, likely to be feasible for most countries. Expand
Changes in climate extremes, variability and signature on sub-Antarctic Marion Island
The ecological consequences of climate change are determined by many climate parameters, not just by the commonly investigated changes in mean temperature and rainfall. More comprehensive studies,Expand
Rapid range expansion and community reorganization in response to warming
Species ranges are expected to expand along their cooler boundaries in response to rising temperatures associated with current global climate change. However, this 'fingerprint' of climate change isExpand