What criteria should be used to select biodiversity indicators?

  title={What criteria should be used to select biodiversity indicators?},
  author={Ulrich Heink and Ingo Kowarik},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
The conservation of biodiversity is a major goal in nature conservation, but measuring the total biodiversity of a site or a region is not possible; thus there is a great demand for indicators to represent biodiversity. To be able to make use of indicators, criteria must first be established for their selection, and the degree to which the indicators meet the criteria must be tested. However, the purposes for which indicators are applied—and thus sometimes the criteria themselves—differ between… CONTINUE READING
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