Monitoring involves the collection and analysis of repeated observations or measurements to evaluate changes in condition and/or progress toward meeting a management objective. Information is provided here about monitoring plants.
- To determine the effectiveness of conservation management work
- To detect trends in the condition of species or plant communities as a result of environmental changes.
There are a number of monitoring techniques that are useful when monitoring plant populations, plant communities or ecosystems or the effects of conservation management activities:
- Measuring and monitoring plant populations (file size 5MB) by Caryl L. Elzinga, Daniel W. Salzer and John W. Willoughby
- Permanent plot method for monitoring changes in indigenous forestsby Rob Allen (Landcare Research)
- Formak - Forest Monitoring and Assessment Kit (website)
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