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Species Inventory Fundamentals|
Standards for Components of
British Columbia's Biodiversity No.1
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Table of Contents
2. SURVEY DESIGN
2.1.1 Presence/not detected (possible)
2.1.2 Relative abundance
2.1.3 Absolute abundance
2.1.4 General considerations
3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3.2.1 Project Manager
3.2.2 Crew Leader
3.2.3 Field Technician
3.2.4 Specialized RIC training
3.2.5 Final preparations for field staff
4. HABITAT DESCRIPTION & CLASSIFICATION
4.2.1 Minimum Requirements
4.2.2 How to Apply the Requirements
4.2.3 Specialized Habitat Description
5. DATA ANALYSIS
5.2.1 Limitations of a presence/not detected survey
5.2.2 Cluster sampling
5.2.3 Sample size for multi-species surveys in a particular habitat type
5.2.4 Sample sizes for individual species surveys
5.3.1 Distributions of count data
5.3.2 Comparisons between populations
5.3.3 Analysis of trend data
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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