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Species Inventory Fundamentals
Standards for Components of
British Columbia's Biodiversity No.1

Prepared by
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Resources Inventory Branch
for the Terrestrial Ecosystems Task Force
Resources Inventory Committee

November, 1998
Version 2.0

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Table of Contents

CIP

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. INTRODUCTION

2. SURVEY DESIGN

3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT

4. HABITAT DESCRIPTION & CLASSIFICATION

5. DATA ANALYSIS

Glossary

Literature Cited

APPENDICES

Appendix A. List of Acronyms.

Appendix B. Format for Species Inventory Project Final Report.

Appendix C. Sample RIC Survey Design Hierarchy Diagrams.

Appendix D. Sample Habitat Form, Attribute Definitions, and References

Appendix E. Required Habitat Attributes by Taxon Group and Design Component.

Appendix F. Current Listing of Broad Ecosystem Units for British Columbia (Spring 1998).

Appendix G. Review of current software for population analysis by J. Boulanger and Dr. C. Krebs (January 1998).

List of Tables

Table 1. Manuals in the Components of British Columbia’s Biodiversity (CBCB) Series.

Table 2. Absolute abundance survey methods.

Table 3. Examples of questions that can be addressed at each level of inventory intensity.

Table 4. Some of the dataforms used for RIC Species Inventory Projects (not including ecosystem/habitat description forms).

Table 5.Suites of standard habitat attributes used in species inventory.

Table 6. Common distributions of count data.

Table 7. Regression models for trend analysis.

Table 8. Sources for sample size calculation.

List of Figures

Figure 1. Diagram showing how to use RIC forms. "Key" on left depicts general rules for form use. Diagram in center shows example with three surveys. Notes on right tell where to get each form.

Figure 2. Probabilities of detection as a function of mean abundance with a constant negative binomial dispersion factor, k = 1.

Figure 3. Probabilities of detection as a function of negative binomial dispersion factor (k) for data of mean = 0.25.


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