The BIOFRAG project at Rob Ewer’s Forest Ecology Group (Imperial College London) is calling for datasets to test their BIOFRAG index, our new metric that can quantify the net biological impact of forest fragmentation on biodiversity at the levels of individual species and ecological communities.
- Did you record your data in a fragmented forested landscape?
- Did you measure abundance or presence/absence of single species or many species in a community in the plots?
- Do you have the geographic coordinates for your plots?
If so: Would you be happy to share your data for the BIOFRAG project?
Typical data sets would include measurements of (1) abundance of all frog species in various plots, set up in different forest patches (not necessarily all) in a forested landscape or (2) recordings of all bird species in a forested landscape and their presence and absence in different forest patches or (3) estimating abundance of one butterfly species across forest patches in a forested landscape.
A call for data will soon be published in collaboration with the Amphibian Specialist Group of the IUCN, a global network of experts focussing on evidence-based conservation of amphibians.
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) at Imperial College London and browse our BIOFRAG website.
Dr Marion Pfeifer, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, UK; Tel.: Skype name: marion_allie
Dr Rob Ewers, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, UK