Ecological monitoring networks

Ecological monitoring networks provide technicians, researchers, and decision-makers a georeferenced database and a GIS environment.  

These databases allow evaluation of the state of the ecosystems or communities studied and their changes with time, and the identification of which species and forests are most vulnerable to perturbations and environmental change.

Some examples of CREAF’s experience in these networks are:
  • Forest monitoring networks. DeBosCat: monitoring network of the health of Catalonian forests
  • Long-term ecological monitoring networks. Collserola node – LTER Spain: Spanish Long-Term Ecological Research Network (Collserola Natural Park node)