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Arctic Species Trend Index (ASTI) : Marine

Latest version published by Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna on Apr 28, 2016 Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, a cornerstone programme of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Arctic Council working Group is an international network of scientists, government agencies, Indigenous organizations and conservation groups working together to harmonize and integrate efforts to monitor the Arctic's living resources.CBMP experts are developing four coordinated and integrated Arctic Biodiversity Monitoring Plans to help guide circumpolar monitoring efforts. Results will be channeled into effective conservation, mitigation and adaptation policies supporting the Arctic. These plans represent the Arctic's major ecosystems(Marine, Freshwater, Coastal, Terrestrial). It is important that monitoring programs develop the most effective reporting strategies if they are to inform decision making. To facilitate effective and consistent reporting, the CBMP has chosen a suite of indices and indicators that provide a comprehensive picture of the state of Arctic biodiversity – from species to habitats to ecosystem processes to ecological services. These indices and indicators are developed in a hierarchical manner, allowing users to drill down into the data from the higher-order indices to more detailed indicators. These are being developed through an expert consultation process. The Arctic Species Trend Index (ASTI) is part of this suite of indicators and indices developed by CAFFs CBMP. It tracks trends in over 300 Arctic vertebrate species and comprises the Arctic component of the Living Planet Index. It is important to identify how wildlife and ecosystems are changing in order to develop effective conservation and adaptation strategies in the Arctic, an environment undergoing dramatic changes. The ASTI describes overall trends across species, taxonomy, ecosystems, regions and other categories.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 403fabe5-b960-4dc3-9e13-32f479a0b798.  Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Arctic; Arctic biodiversity; trends; vertebrates; Marine; CAFF; CBMP; ASTI; Arctic Species Trend Index; abundance; Observation; Arctic; Arctic biodiversity; trends; vertebrates; Marine; CAFF; CBMP; ASTI; Arctic Species Trend Index; abundance

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Tom Barry
Executive Secretary
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Secretariat Borgir, Nordurslod 603 Akureyri IS +354 462 3352
http://www.caff.is

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Tom Barry
Executive Secretary
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Secretariat Borgir, Nordurslod 603 Akureyri IS +354 462 3352
http://www.caff.is

Who filled in the metadata:

Hólmgrímur Helgason
Data Manager
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Borgir, Nordurslod 603 Akureyri IS +354 462 3357
http://www.caff.is

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Louise McRae
Zoological Society of London Regents Park NW1 4RY London GB +44 (0) 20 7449 6355
http://www.zsl.org/indicators
Author
Mike Gill
Lead Science Officer
Polar Knowledge Canada 360 Albert Street Ontario CA
Author
Michael Svoboda
Environment and Climate Change Canada Whitehorse CA
Author
Joan Eamer
Director
Eamer Science & Policy Vancouver CA
Custodian Steward
Tom Barry
Executive Secretary
CAFF Secretariat Akureyri IS
http://www.caff.is

Geographic Coverage

Arctic for all species included. For birds a broader global range

Bounding Coordinates 45, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose The Arctic Species Trend Index (ASTI) is part of a suite of indicators and indices developed by the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). The CBMP is the cornerstone programme of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Arctic Council working Group . It tracks trends in over 300 Arctic vertebrate species and comprises the Arctic component of the Living Planet Index. It is important to identify how wildlife and ecosystems are changing in order to develop effective conservation and adaptation strategies in the Arctic, an environment undergoing dramatic changes. The ASTI describes overall trends across species, taxonomy, ecosystems, regions and other categories.
Alternative Identifiers 403fabe5-b960-4dc3-9e13-32f479a0b798
http://geo.abds.is/ipt/resource?r=asti_marine