Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


CAFF LogoAPECS representative participated in Designing an Integrated Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversitycbmp-logo Monitoring Plan Workshop, 15-17 May 2012, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Main organizers of the workshop are Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Terrestrial Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Group (CBMP), Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Group and Partner organisation is International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT),

Main themes discussed:

* Review of results from the first workshop held in Denmark during October 2011 and with the help of the 'Background Paper of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme's Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Group'

* Finalizing the structure of monitoring focus groups (birds, mammals, vegetation, arthropods)

* Filling gaps in the suggested monitoring structure within focus groups

* Start to identify overlaps across monitoring groups

* Identify existing and missing data

* Prioritize ecosystem components and indicators

* Identify challenges

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