A framework for assessment and monitoring of arthropods in a lowland tropical forest

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:A. Finnamore, Alonso, A., Santisteban, J., Cordova, S., Valencia, G., De La Cruz, A., Polo, R.
Journal:Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Date Published:May
Accession Number:ISI:000175213600003
Keywords:forest change biodiversity dung beetles

By applying principles of adaptive management, and by using the valuable information that arthropods provide from assessment and monitoring programs, managers can identify and reduce possible impacts on biodiversity in development projects. In 1996, the Smithsonian Institution's Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity program worked together with Shell Prospecting and Development Peru to establish an adaptive management program to protect biodiversity in a natural gas exploration project in a Peruvian rainforest. In this paper, we outlined the conceptual steps involved in establishing an assessment and monitoring program for arthropods, including setting objectives, evaluating the results and making decisions. We also present the results of the assessment using some of groups of arthropods, and summarize the steps taken to identify appropriate groups for monitoring.

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Alternate Journal:Environ. Monit. Assess.
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