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Continental-scale assessment reveals inadequate monitoring for threatened vertebrates in a megadiverse country

Scheele, Benjamin; Legge, Sarah; Blanchard, Wade; Garnett, Stephen; Geyle, Hayley; Gillespie, Graeme; Harrison, Perter; Lindenmayer, David B; Lintermans, Mark; Robinson, Natasha; Woinarski, John


Monitoring threatened species is essential for quantifying population trends, understanding causes of species’ declines, and guiding the development and assessment of effective recovery actions. Here, we provide a systematic, continental-scale evaluation of the extent and quality of monitoring for threatened species, focussing on terrestrial and freshwater vertebrates in Australia. We found marked inadequacies: one in four threatened taxa are not monitored at all; for taxa that are monitored,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-07-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.04.023
Access Rights: Open Access

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