A study to develop the scope for monitoring landscape-scale biodiversity impacts

Buyer: Defra


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Description:
Description:
This Contract is a scoping study to inform survey design and stratification of a landscape-scale agri-environment scheme monitoring programme.

This scoping study will inform the design, stratification, methodologies and analyses for a landscape-scale monitoring programme to assess the impact of English AES. This includes Countryside Stewardship agreements/capital grants and ongoing Higher Level Stewardship agreements. The scoping study will need to take account of historical AES uptake in study units.
The study will help ensure a survey design which both optimises allocation of monitoring resources and generates sufficiently robust conclusions. It will address the following five aspects of monitoring:
Objectives
The objectives of this contract are to:
1.Scope analytical approaches
2.Identify indicator species to monitor
3.Develop a score for level of AES intervention on study units within National Character Areas (NCAs)
4.Select landscape study areas for species monitoring
5.Develop a species monitoring strategy

Country:
Country:
United Kingdom

Published:
Published date:
Jan 01 1900

Deadline:
Deadline:
Nov 11 2015

Contact:
Contact:
Vicki Cookson

Email:
Email:
Vicki.Cookson@defra.gsi.gov.uk




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Source ID:
26643


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