Infusing ecological theory into the design of environmental monitoring

Principal Investigators:

Peter Kareiva

Monitoring has become one of the most widespread activities in ecology. It is used as a safety net to determine whether controversial environmental decisions are working, as a baseline to keep track of our ecosystem's health, and as a source of data for fundamental research. Unfortunately, the data from monitoring programs are terribly under-used -- because the programs are ill-designed, because tools for using the data remain primitive, and simply because of a lack of awareness about the possibilities. In the past, ecologists have tended to... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow15th January—30th April 1998Participant List  
Visitor16th—29th March 1998Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Peter Kareivapkareiva@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Eli Meiremeir@simbio.comUniversity of Washington
Laura HarttUniversity of Kentucky

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Fagan, William F.; Meir, Eli; Prendergast, John; Folarin, Ayoola; Kareiva, Peter. 2001. Characterizing population vulnerability for 758 species. Ecology Letters. Vol: 4(2). Pages 132.
Book Chapter Kareiva, Peter; Holmes, Elizabeth E. 2000. Can we use focal species to anticipate ecosystem-level consequences of environmental pollutants?. Edited by Albers, P.. Exotoxicology and Wildlife Ecology. Smithsonian Press.
Book Chapter Marvier, Michelle; Meir, Eli; Kareiva, Peter. 2000. How do the design of monitoring and control strategies affect the chance of detecting and containing transgenic weeds?. Edited by Ammann, K.; Jacot, Y.. Risks and Prospects of Transgenic Plants: Where Do We Go From Here?. Birkhauser Press. Basel. Pages 109-122.
"Infusing ecological theory into the design of environmental monitoring" is project ID: 2015