Pedro Cardoso publish a Protocol for standardization and optimization of arthropod inventories â€“ the case of Iberian spiders
- January 11th, 2010
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Given their richness and abundance in all habitat types, one of the greatest challenges in conservation and biogeography of arthropods is to obtain detailed and comparable data on their distribution. The only solution is to use sampling protocols that are both exhaustive and standardized, enough to convey a rigorous image of the sampled sites. However, resource optimization is paramount but never attempted. For the first time a new methodology allowing to define optimized and standardized protocols was proposed. This methodology was tested with Portugal spiders and is now being implemented all over the country, including its islands.
See more in: Cardoso, P. (2009). Standardization and optimization of arthropod inventories – the case of Iberian spiders. Biodiversity and Conservation. 18: 3949-3962