Monitoring of biodiversity indicators in boreal forests: a need for improved focus.


:The general principles of scale and coarse and fine filters have been widely accepted, but management agencies and industry are still grappling with the question of what to monitor to detect changes in forest biodiversity following forest management. Part of this problem can be attributed to the lack of focused questions for monitoring including absence of null models and predicted effects, a certain level of disconnect between research and management, and recognition that monitoring can be designed as a research question. Considerable research from the past decade has not been adequately synthesized to answer important questions, such as which species or forest attributes might be the best indicators of change. A disproportionate research emphasis has been placed on community ecology, and mostly on a few groups of organisms including arthropods, amphibians, migratory songbirds, and small mammals, while other species, including soil organisms, lichens, bats, raptors, some carnivores, and larger mammals remain less well-known. In most studies of community ecology, the question of what is the importance, if any, of the regularly observed subtle changes in community structures, and causes of observed changes is usually not answered. Hence, our ability to deal with questions of persistence is limited, and demographic research on regionally-defined key species (such as species linked to processes, species whose persistence may be affected, species with large home ranges, species already selected as indicators, and rare and threatened species) is urgently needed. Monitoring programs need to be designed to enable managers to respond to unexpected changes caused by forest management. To do this, management agencies need to articulate null models for monitoring that predict effects, focus fine-scale monitoring on key species (defined by local and regional research) in key habitats (rare, declining, important) across landscapes, and have a protocol in place to adapt management strategies to changes observed. Finally, agencies must have some way to determine and define when a significant change has occurred and to predict the persistence of species; this too should flow from a well-designed null model.


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  • Associations between macrofauna and sediment hydrocarbons from treated ballast water effluent at a marine oil terminal in Port Valdez, Alaska.

    abstract::Sediment-dwelling macrofauna, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and abiotic parameters were monitored annually in benthic marine sediments from 1989-2007 in Port Valdez, a period of declining routine discharge of treated marine ballast water containing residual PAH from a major crude oil loading facility. The re...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Blanchard AL,Feder HM,Shaw DG

    更新日期:2011-07-01 00:00:00

  • Spatial and temporal variations of the particulate size distribution and chemical composition over Ibadan, Nigeria.

    abstract::Spatial and temporal variation of suspended particulate matter was measured in Ibadan, Nigeria during the raining and dry months of 2013 and 2014, respectively. Six different locations were considered, reflecting city-spread, population density, lifestyle, and vehicular- and industrial-related activities. Elemental ch...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Akinlade GO,Olaniyi HB,Olise FS,Owoade OK,Almeida SM,Almeida-Silva M,Hopke PK

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Risk assessment of mixture formulation of spirotetramat and imidacloprid in chilli fruits.

    abstract::Persistence and risk assessment of spirotetramat and imidacloprid in chilli fruits were studied following three applications of a mixture formulation of spirotetramat (12%) and imidacloprid (12%) at 1000 and 2000 mL ha(-1). Residues of spirotetramat and imidacloprid in chilli were estimated by high-performance liquid ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chahil GS,Mandal K,Sahoo SK,Singh B

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Sensitive spectrophotometric methods for the assessment of nitrite in water sample.

    abstract::Two spectrophotometric methods have been developed for the determination of nitrite using dapsone (DAP) with alpha-naphthol and 4-amino-5-hydroxynapthalene-2,7-disulphonic acid monosodium salt (AHNDMS) as chromogenic reagents with maximum absorbance wavelength at 540 and 520 nm respectively. For the method that utiliz...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nagaraj P,Prakash JS,Shivakumar A,Shrestha AK

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • A comparison between index of entropy and catastrophe theory methods for mapping groundwater potential in an arid region.

    abstract::In this study, index of entropy and catastrophe theory methods were used for demarcating groundwater potential in an arid region using weighted linear combination techniques in geographical information system (GIS) environment. A case study from Badra area in the eastern part of central of Iraq was analyzed and discus...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Abadi AM,Shahid S

    更新日期:2015-09-01 00:00:00

  • Modelling Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) in response to climate change scenarios for the SAARC nations.

    abstract::Agriculture and forestry are the two major land use classes providing sustenance to the human population. With the pace of development, these two land use classes continue to change over time. Land use change is a dynamic process under the influence of multiple drivers including climate change. Therefore, tracing the ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Singh RK,Sinha VSP,Joshi PK,Kumar M

    更新日期:2020-03-14 00:00:00

  • Spatial distribution, source identification, and potential risk assessment of toxic contaminants in surface waters from Yulin, China.

    abstract::The Yulin Energy and Chemical Industry Base is widely known for its rich mineral resources and multiple types of fossil-fuel-based chemical industries; nevertheless, information regarding the level of toxic contaminants in the surface waters is lacking in this area. Therefore, this study investigates the distributions...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu J,Liu Y,Zhang A,Liu Y,Zhu Y,Guo M,Zhang R

    更新日期:2019-04-23 00:00:00

  • Alterations in the breeding habitats for two endangered raptor species along the Sava River basin, Croatia.

    abstract::Changes in habitat suitable for breeding of two sympatric raptor species (Haliaeetus albicilla and Aquila pomarina) were analysed along one of the most important breeding sites in Croatia for both species. The habitat suitability modelling was used to assess the influence of forestry practice during 2000-2006 using th...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Radović A,Jelaska SD

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Greenhouse gas mitigation potential of balanced fertilization cropland under double-cropping systems: a case study in Shaanxi province, China.

    abstract::Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is attracting increasing attention. Balanced fertilization (BF) of cropland has been widely promoted and applied and has great potential to reduce GHG emissions. This study assesses GHG mitigation of BF cropland systems including winter wheat and summer maize double...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li C,Li C,Han J,Zhang J,Wang Y,Yang F,Wen X,Liao Y

    更新日期:2019-01-21 00:00:00

  • Landfill site selection via integrating multi-criteria decision techniques with geographic information systems: a case study in Naqadeh, Iran.

    abstract::Sanitary landfill is still the most significant and reasonable and the least expensive waste disposal method. The process of selecting a landfill site with minimal adverse effects on the environment is a complex task, in which numerous criteria need to be taken into account. In the present research, the AHP (analytica...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khorsandi H,Faramarzi A,Aghapour AA,Jafari SJ

    更新日期:2019-11-08 00:00:00

  • Transfer of heavy metals through terrestrial food webs: a review.

    abstract::Heavy metals are released into the environment by both anthropogenic and natural sources. Highly reactive and often toxic at low concentrations, they may enter soils and groundwater, bioaccumulate in food webs, and adversely affect biota. Heavy metals also may remain in the environment for years, posing long-term risk...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Gall JE,Boyd RS,Rajakaruna N

    更新日期:2015-04-01 00:00:00

  • Cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc in Mugil cephalus from seven coastal lagoons of NW Mexico.

    abstract::The increasing order of the mean concentrations of Cd, Cu, and Zn in the tissues of Mugil cephalus of seven coastal lagoons of Sinaloa State (NW Mexico) was liver > gills > muscle, while for Pb it was gills > muscle ≥ liver. There were no differences between the mean concentrations of Cd and Pb of the three tissues de...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Frías-Espericueta MG,Osuna-López JI,Jiménez-Vega MA,Castillo-Bueso D,Muy-Rangel MD,Rubio-Carrasco W,López-López G,Izaguirre-Fierro G,Voltolina D

    更新日期:2011-11-01 00:00:00

  • Comparative study of different wavelet-based neural network models to predict sewage sludge quantity in wastewater treatment plant.

    abstract::In this study, artificial neural networks (ANNs) including feed forward back propagation neural network (FFBP-NN) and the radial basis function neural network (RBF-NN) were applied to predict daily sewage sludge quantity in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Daily datasets of sewage sludge have been used to develop th...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zeinolabedini M,Najafzadeh M

    更新日期:2019-02-16 00:00:00

  • The presence of antibiotic resistance genes in coastal soil and sediment samples from the eastern seaboard of the USA.

    abstract::Infections from antibiotic resistant microorganisms are considered to be one of the greatest global public health challenges that result in huge annual economic losses. While genes that impart resistance to antibiotics (AbR) existed long before the discovery and use of antibiotics, anthropogenic uses of antibiotics in...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Griffin DW,Benzel WM,Fisher SC,Focazio MJ,Iwanowicz LR,Loftin KA,Reilly TJ,Jones DK

    更新日期:2019-06-28 00:00:00

  • Case studies on summertime measurements of O3, NO2, and SO2 with a DOAS system in an urban semi-industrial region in Athens, Greece.

    abstract::The objective of this study is to analyze the concentrations of SO2, NO2, and O3 measured by a Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) system that was operating at the campus of Technological Education Institute of Piraeus during 2008 and 2009 warm periods (July to September) in relation to the prevailing ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Psiloglou BE,Larissi IK,Petrakis M,Paliatsos AG,Antoniou A,Viras LG

    更新日期:2013-09-01 00:00:00

  • Risk assessment of distribution coefficient from 137Cs measurements.

    abstract::Classically distribution coefficient is defined as the ratio of solid total element concentration to surface water total concentration. This coefficient is obtained from the ion measurements in the Keban Dam, Turkey, which supplies water for domestic, irrigation and hydroelectric energy generation purposes. The measur...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Külahci F,Sen Z

    更新日期:2009-02-01 00:00:00

  • State of the art and advances in the impact assessment of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.

    abstract::Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic and persistent organic pollutants that are able to enter the food chain, accumulate in the fat tissues of animals, and consequently pose a serious risk for human health. Consolidated tools f...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schiavon M,Torretta V,Rada EC,Ragazzi M

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Macro and micro geo-spatial environment consideration for landfill site selection in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

    abstract::Waste management involves various procedures and resources for proper handling of waste materials in compliance with health codes and environmental regulations. Landfills are one of the oldest, most convenient, and cheapest methods to deposit waste. However, landfill utilization involves social, environmental, geotech...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Ruzouq R,Shanableh A,Omar M,Al-Khayyat G

    更新日期:2018-02-17 00:00:00

  • Mercury concentration in the muscle of seven fish species from Chagan Lake, Northeast China.

    abstract::Chagan Lake is located downstream of the Second Songhua River basin in Northeast China. It is one of the top ten inland freshwater lakes, and an important aquatic farm in China. The lake has been receiving large amounts (currently at 1.5 × 10(8) m(3)/a) of water from the river since 1984. This would pose a threat to t...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhu L,Yan B,Wang L,Pan X

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Water quality characteristics and corrosion potential in blending zones in X city drinking water distribution system.

    abstract::Blended water, always existing in a drinking water distribution system (DWDS) with different sources, can cause some unintended results, including corrosion and/or release of corrosion by-products. Although some studies have specially focused on the blended water in DWDSs, the water quality characteristics, variations...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang H,Wang K,Zhou X,Zhu W,Wang W

    更新日期:2018-08-16 00:00:00

  • Microbiological water quality of the Mfoundi River watershed at Yaoundé, Cameroon, as inferred from indicator bacteria of fecal contamination.

    abstract::Using the membrane filtration technique to count total coliform (TC), fecal coliform (FC) and fecal streptococci (FS), the microbiological water quality of the Mfoundi River and four of its representative tributaries at Yaoundé, Cameroon, was assessed for human use and contact. Sampling was conducted so as to examine ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Djuikom E,Njine T,Nola M,Sikati V,Jugnia LB

    更新日期:2006-11-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing genetic structure, diversity of bacterial aerosol from aeration system in an oxidation ditch wastewater treatment plant by culture methods and bio-molecular tools.

    abstract::Airborne bacteria emissions from oxidation ditch with rotating aeration brushes were investigated in a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Beijing, China. Microbial samples were collected at different distances from the rotating brushes, different heights above the water surface, and different operation state over...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li L,Han Y,Liu J

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Antioxidant responses in the earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa of eastern Slovakia: application of principal component analysis as a tool to identify metal contaminated areas.

    abstract::The soil of Slovak Republic is severely contaminated with heavy metals, creating hazards to soil health. In order to assess the current status with the prospect of selecting the appropriate treatment methods and land use, this investigation aimed to determine a panel of complementary and ecologically relevant biomarke...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maity S,Poráčová J,Dey P,Vašková J,Vaško L,Sedlák V,Mydlárová Blaščáková M

    更新日期:2017-12-14 00:00:00

  • The use of antioxidative stress enzymes, lipid peroxidation, and red blood cell abnormalities as biomarkers of stress in Periphthalmus papilio of the polluted coastal Lagos lagoon.

    abstract::We assessed the mudskipper, Periphthalmus papilio inhabiting the coast line of the Lagos lagoon, Gulf of Guinea, to determine suitable biomarkers of stress due to its current status as a polluted water body. The gill and liver samples showed evidence of some activities of antioxidative stress enzymes including catalas...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nnamdi AH,Olumide AA,Adeladun AE,Oyenike K,Rosemary EI

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Spatial modeling of rat bites and prediction of rat infestation in Peshawar valley using binomial kriging with logistic regression.

    abstract::In this study, we propose to develop a geostatistical computational framework to model the distribution of rat bite infestation of epidemic proportion in Peshawar valley, Pakistan. Two species Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus are suspected to spread the infestation. The framework combines strengths of maximum entro...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ali A,Zaidi F,Fatima SH,Adnan M,Ullah S

    更新日期:2018-03-24 00:00:00

  • High PCB residues in birds from the Sheboygan River, Wisconsin.

    abstract::Organochlorine residues were measured in the carcasses and, in some cases, brains and stomach contents of four species of birds collected along the Sheboygan River, Wisconsin during the years 1976 to 1980. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were high in all samples and were the contaminants of greatest concern. Carcass ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Heinz GH,Swineford DM,Katsma DE

    更新日期:1984-06-01 00:00:00

  • A comprehensive study on water balance, sedimentation and physico-chemical characteristics of Sagar Lake in India.

    abstract::In this study, an attempt has been made to work out water balance, determine rate of sedimentation and physico-chemical analysis of the lake water. The water balance is carried out using the mass balance equation to account for various input and output components. Sedimentation rates and pattern are estimated using (1...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Singh S,Kumar B,Thakural LN,Galkate R

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • An assessment of microbial communities associated with surface mining-disturbed overburden.

    abstract::To assess the microbiological changes that occur during the maturation of overburden that has been disturbed by surface mining of coal, a surface mining-disturbed overburden unit in southeastern Ohio, USA was characterized. Overburden from the same unit that had been disturbed for 37 and 16 years were compared to undi...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Poncelet DM,Cavender N,Cutright TJ,Senko JM

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • Dissipation behavior of octachlorodipropyl ether residues during tea planting and brewing process.

    abstract::The dissipation behavior of octachlorodipropyl ether (OCDPE) residues in fresh tea shoots and in tea prepared under field conditions was investigated, and the transfer of residues from brewed tea to tea infusion was determined. OCDPE levels in tea shoots, prepared tea, tea infusion, and spent tea leaves were determine...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liao M,Shi Y,Cao H,Hua R,Tang F,Wu X,Tang J

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

  • Towards a sampling strategy for the assessment of forest condition at European level: combining country estimates.

    abstract::A correct characterization of the status and trend of forest condition is essential to support reporting processes at national and international level. An international forest condition monitoring has been implemented in Europe since 1987 under the auspices of the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Travaglini D,Fattorini L,Barbati A,Bottalico F,Corona P,Ferretti M,Chirici G

    更新日期:2013-04-01 00:00:00