Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

  • Clive Hurford
  • Michael Schneider

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. An Introduction to Conservation Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clive Hurford
      Pages 3-12
  3. Traditional Approaches to Data Collection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Clive Hurford
      Pages 25-34
    3. David Allen
      Pages 35-42
    4. Alan Brown
      Pages 43-54
  4. Developing Projects for Monitoring Habitats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Clive Hurford
      Pages 57-59
    3. Clive Hurford
      Pages 61-64
    4. Clive Hurford
      Pages 65-72
    5. Clive Hurford
      Pages 73-77
    6. Clive Hurford
      Pages 79-92
    7. Clive Hurford, Dan Guest
      Pages 105-118
    8. Clive Hurford, Dylan Lloyd
      Pages 119-128
    9. Clive Hurford
      Pages 129-136
  5. The Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Clive Hurford, Michael Schneider
      Pages 149-156
    3. Clive Hurford, Stephen Evans
      Pages 157-168
    4. Clive Hurford
      Pages 169-184
    5. Dan Guest, Clive Hurford
      Pages 185-194
    6. Michael Schneider, Matthias Hammer
      Pages 231-246
  6. Woodland Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Keith Kirby
      Pages 287-292
    3. Örjan Fritz
      Pages 309-322
  7. Using Information from Remote Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Graham Thackrah
      Pages 325-331
    3. Clive Hurford
      Pages 333-340
    4. Clive Hurford
      Pages 341-352
    5. Ann Salomonson, Juha Katajisto, Anneli Sedin
      Pages 361-376
  8. Looking to the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 385-394

About this book


Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats presents monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of the book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project, including:

- The roles of survey and surveillance

- Incorporating knowledge from existing research

- Identifying the conservation priority on sites

- Minimising observer error

- Identifying site-specific condition indicators for habitats

- Collecting monitoring data

The later sections of the book comprise a series of case studies covering a wide range of habitats and species. These case studies focus mostly, though not exclusively, on sites that form part of the Natura 2000 series in Europe.

Written in a clear and concise style, and illustrated in colour throughout, this practical guide is an invaluable reference for conservationists and ecologists responsible for managing and monitoring land for nature conservation, for organisations responsible for implementing agri-environment schemes, and for researchers working in the field of applied ecology.


Biodiversity Fauna Flora Monitoring Nature conservation development vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Hurford
    • 1
  • Michael Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Countryside Council for WalesBangorUK
  2. 2.Västerbotten County AdministrationUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods