A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands

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Borges, P.A.V.Cardoso, P., Kreft, H., Whittaker, R.J., Fattorini, S., Emerson, B.C., Gil, A., Gillespie, R.G., Matthews, T.J., Santos, A.M.C., Steinbauer, M.J., Thébaud, C., Ah-Peng, C., Amorim, I.R., Aranda, S.C., Arroz, A.M., Azevedo, J.M., Boieiro, M., Borda-De-Água, L., Carvalho, J.C., Elias, R.B., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Florencio, M., González-Mancebo, J.M., Heaney, L.R., Hortal, J., Kueffer, C., Lequette, B., Martín-Esquivel, J.L., López, H., Lamelas-López, L., Marcelino, J., Nunes, R., Oromí, P., Patiño, J., Pérez, A.J., Rego, C., Ribeiro, S.P., Rigal, F., Rodrigues, P., Rominger, A.J., Santos-Reis, M., Schaefer, H., Sérgio, C., Serrano, A.R.M., Sim-Sim, M., Stephenson, P.J., Soares, A.O., Strasberg, D., Vanderporten, A., Vieira, V. & Gabriel, R. (2018) A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands.

Biodiversity and Conservation, 27, 2567-2586. DOI:10.1007/s10531-018-1553-7 (IF2017 2,828; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Summary:

Islands harbour evolutionary and ecologically unique biota, which are currently disproportionately threatened by a multitude of anthropogenic factors, including habitat loss, invasive species and climate change. Native forests on oceanic islands are important refugia for endemic species, many of which are rare and highly threatened. Long-term monitoring schemes for those biota and ecosystems are urgently needed: (i) to provide quantitative baselines for detecting changes within island ecosystems, (ii) to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation and management actions, and (iii) to identify general ecological patterns and processes using multiple island systems as repeated ‘natural experiments’. In this contribution, we call for a Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for monitoring the remaining native island forests, using bryophytes, vascular plants, selected groups of arthropods and vertebrates as model taxa. As a basis for the GIMS, we also present new, optimized monitoring protocols for bryophytes and arthropods that were developed based on former standardized inventory protocols. Effective inventorying and monitoring of native island forests will require: (i) permanent plots covering diverse ecological gradients (e.g. elevation, age of terrain, anthropogenic disturbance); (ii) a multiple-taxa approach that is based on standardized and replicable protocols; (iii) a common set of indicator taxa and community properties that are indicative of native island forests’ welfare, building on, and harmonized with existing sampling and monitoring efforts; (iv) capacity building and training of local researchers, collaboration and continuous dialogue with local stakeholders; and (v) long-term commitment by funding agencies to maintain a global network of native island forest monitoring plots.


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  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Alain Vanderpoorten Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Ana M. C. Santos Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Ana Margarida Moura de Oliveira Arroz Island Environmental Risks & Society - IERS
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands António Onofre Costa Miranda Soares Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Artur Gil Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Artur Gil Island Environmental Risks & Society - IERS
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Artur Raposo Moniz Serrano Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity - TMB
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Carla José Azevedo Rego Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Carla José Azevedo Rego Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity - TMB
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Cecília Loff Pereira Sérgio da Costa Gomes Natural History & Systematics - NHS
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands François Rigal Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Isabel R. Amorim Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Isabel R. Amorim Island Environmental Risks & Society - IERS
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Jairo Patiño Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Joaquín Hortal Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology - ESFE
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands José Alberto Pinheiro Marcelino Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands José Carlos Carvalho Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands José Manuel Viegas de Oliveira Neto Azevedo Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Lucas Lamelas López Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Mário Rui Canelas Boieiro Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Mário Rui Canelas Boieiro Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity - TMB
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Margarida Santos-Reis Conservation in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems - CSEE
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Margarita Patricia Florencio Diaz Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Maria Manuela Pinheiro Sim-Sim Natural History & Systematics - NHS
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Paulo A. V. Borges Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Pedro Cardoso Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Pedro Miguel Reis Rodrigues Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Rosalina Maria de Almeida Gabriel Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Rui Miguel Pires Bento da Silva Elias Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Rui Miguel Ricardo Nunes Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Sérvio P. Ribeiro Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Simone Fattorini Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Thomas Matthews Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands Virgílio Vieira Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC