PPBio as a potential biomonitoring network hub.

A network of monitoring networks for evaluating biodiversity conservation effectiveness in Brazilian protected areas. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 16. 10.1016/j.pecon.2018.10.003. 

de Oliveira Roque, Fabio & Uehara-Prado, Marcio & Valente Neto, Francisco & Ochoa-Quintero, Jose & Torres Ribeiro, Katia & Bonifacio Martins, Marlucia & Gonçalves de Lima, Marcelo & Souza, Franco & Fischer, Erich & Silva Júnior, Urbano & Yoko Ishida, Françoise & Gray-Spence, Andrew & Onofre Pereira Pinto, João & Ribeiro, Danilo & Araújo Martins, Clarissa & Renaud, Pierre-Cyril & Pays, Olivier & E. Magnusson, William. (2018).


The necessity to create national to global-scale biodiversity monitoring systems as part of assessing progress toward biodiversity agendas presents a challenge for signatory countries. This is a brief review of ongoing Brazilian national initiatives that would allow the construction of a general biomonitoring network scheme in protected areas; with additional focus on linking independent monitoring schemes. We discuss some key aspects needed to include monitoring schemes under a single framework that will lead to better evaluation of pressure–state–response indicators for managing biodiversity at several scales; and we point out the potential of embracing citizen science and participatory monitoring to quantify some aspects within those schemes.