Applications of surveillance evidence
JNCC do not only coordinate surveillance
schemes, we also determine the best ways to use available data sets
to answer new ecological questions that come to light. Surveillance
and monitoring provide data for a diverse range of analyses, to
answer cross-sectoral questions.
Surveillance schemes contribute information on
host distributions for plants susceptible to diseases, such as Ash
dieback and Phytophthora species.
Testing water samples for eDNA has been found
to be an effective method to detect Great Crested newt
EO based techniques are effective for filling
gaps in mapping the location and extent of a range of habitats,
including those with dynamic environments.
Recent work on habitat surveillance using
earth observation has facilitated the production of a spatial
framework for mapping ecosystem services.
A paper has been published by the Centre of
Ecology and Hydrology analysing the most effective methods for
reducing bias in opportunistic data- creating new possibilities for
reliably using it to establish trends.
Reviewing the current monitoring schemes which include
measurements of air pollutants to establish their effectiveness in
Existing environmental surveillance networks have
been used to establish the impact of GM crops on
Analysing existing broadscale vegetation datasets in order
to investigate the impact of nitrogen deposition.