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Title: Ponds in Partnership Phase 1 Final Report: Establishing the Framework for the National Pond Monitoring Network
Author: A. Weatherby
Author: J Biggs
Author: S. Howard
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1318, Representation ID: 432, Object ID: 2500
Abstract:
The Ponds in Partnership project established the framework for the National Pond Monitoring Network (NPMN). The Environment Agency and the Ponds Conservation Trust ran the project jointly from 2002 to 2004. The four major areas of activity during the project were: building the Network, promoting standardised surveys, creating the tools for the Network to operate and working to ensure the long-term sustainability of the initiative. Promoting standardised surveys involved developing and endorsing standard methods, running training courses, co-ordinating and promoting survey activities, working towards an international standard pond survey method and developing new recording standards. Pond survey activities contributing to the Network included studies of single species (e.g. water shrews), Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species (e.g. New Forest Ponds), taxon groups (e.g. British Dragonfly Society) and local areas (e.g. Hertfordshire Pond Survey and the Ponds, Pools and Puddles project). Creating tools for the operation of the Network involved developing the National Ponds Database, setting up the project website (www.pondnetwork.org.uk) to give access to the database and pond ecological quality assessments and developing a data management strategy.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: DatabasesMonitoringPondsAssessmentRegulationsFreshwater ecology
Extent: 39
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4693
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