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Posted by: Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 12/03/2013

The need for an ecosystem function approach to the measurement of biodiversity and the development of a common currency for measuring is expressed and compared to the results published by Butchardt et al. (2010) and Vačkář et al. (2012).

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators

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Posted by: Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 14/01/2013

We show that, where the theoretical base of sampling is sound, data collected with a simple analytical procedure in mind, can generate far more information than envisaged initially. An example of the compilation of “Biodiversity Quality” indicators is given for a site in the Dutch butterfly monitoring scheme (de Vlinderstichting) and two sites are compared for difference.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | butterfly biodiversity | butterfly survey

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Posted by: Cain Blythe & Alan Feest on 25/09/2012

Users of Quora have asked the critical question - How do we calculate biodiversity? Here we tap into our significant experience of working with biodiversity to attempt to provide a platform for addressing this challenging question. http://www.quora.com/How-do-we-calculate-the-value-of-biodiversity

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement

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Posted by: Cain Blythe on 04/07/2011

Five papers relating to biodiversity indicators and measuring biodiversity.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Invertebrate survey | Reedbeds

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Posted by: Dr Alan Feest PhD, FCIWEM, MIEEM, PGCE on 14/12/2010

The European Environment Agency (EEA) based in Copenhagen was tasked with setting up a system of indicators that could be used to show progress (or not) towards the 2010 international target (and EU commitment) to reduce the rate of loss of biodiversity and the results of this process and the final indicators are the subject of this report. As Published in In Practice - Bulletin of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

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Categories: Published Articles
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | SEBI 2010

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Posted by: Alan Feest & Cain Blythe on 26/11/2010

During the International Year of Biodiversity one of the key issues that scientists, politicians and decision makers have struggled with is how to effectively monitor, measure and interpret changes in biodiversity, particularly where susceptible, relict and less accessible environments are concerned. This blog introduces Ecosulis’s approach to measuring biodiversity.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Ecosystem Services | Measuring Biodiversity

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