Technical workshop and final conference of the LIFE Montserrat project
  • Evolution
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  • Technical workshop and final conference of the LIFE Montserrat project

    2 April 2019

    9 and 10 May 2019 Món Sant Benet Thursday 9 May. Workshop (full day): Biodiversity, fire prevention and forest grazing activity in Mediterranean landscapes Presentations and debates concerning Mediterranean agroforestry systems management in the current socioeconomic and climate change context.. MORNING SESSION Biodiversity Presentations by: Joan Real (University of Barcelona) Constantí Stefanescu (Granollers Museum of […]

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  • Monitoring of butterfly populations

    28 August 2018

    LIFE Montserrat works on a wide range of biodiversity monitoring indicators. One of them is the Catalan Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (CBMS) based on butterfly species. CBMS provides annual data on the population status of butterflies from the weekly repetition of censuses in fixed-route transects, allowing us to relate local changes in the abundance of the […]

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  • Insects used as biodiversity monitoring indicators

    10 July 2018

    In forest ecosystems the abundance and diversity of insects can be a good indicator of their characteristics and ecological status. Therefore, LIFE Montserrat includes insects, mainly beetle and butterfly communities, among their biodiversity monitoring indicators. Many ways can be used to collect insect samples and measure their abundance. One of them is the direct capture […]

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  • Rabbit populations in Puigventós

    12 April 2017

    European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are a key element in the food web of Mediterranean mountain ecosystems since they are one of the most common prey for many carnivores, including several birds of prey. Thus, when rabbit populations decrease many predators depending on them get immediately affected. Low densities of rabbits would reduce the availability of […]

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  • Monitoring actions are already underway

    9 June 2015

    All LIFE projects must include monitoring actions to guarantee an adequate control of their own development. They consist of several indicators to be measured before, during and after the course of the project in order to evaluate its implementation. With respect to LIFE Montserrat, monitoring actions are focused on: efficiency and accomplishment of the grazing […]

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