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Guidelines for the monitoring of beetles protected in Europe

05:57 EDT 31 Aug 2017 | Physorg.COM

In a set of eight research publications, scientists tested various methods for the monitoring of five European saproxylic (i.e. dependent on dead wood) beetle species protected by the Habitats Directive. The aim of their work was to test and propose a standard method for each species. A key role in this conservation initiative was played by citizen scientists who made it possible for sufficient data to be collected within a significantly shorter time frame.

Original Article: Guidelines for the monitoring of beetles protected in Europe

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