GLASTIR MONITORING & EVALUATION PROGRAMME FIRST YEAR ANNUAL REPORT

B Emmett, Mohamed Abdalla, Steven Anthony, Tom August, Gaynor Barrett, Jeremy Biggs, Marc Botham, David Bradley, Mike Brown, Heather Carter, David Chadwick, Francesca Cigna, David Cooper, Jonathan Cooper, Jack Crosby, Simon Creer, Paul Cross, Francois Edwards, Michael Edwards, Christopher EvansNaomi Ewald, Andrew Fitton, Angus Garbutt, Stephen Grebby, Sheila Greene, Ian Halfpenny, Jane Hall, Samantha Harrison, Colin Harrower, Peter Henrys, Russell Hobson, Steven Hughes, Nick Isaac, Bethanna Jackson, Susan Jarvis, Davey Jones, Aidan Keith, Martin Kelly, J Korenko, Delphine Lallias, David Leaver, Inma Lebron, Heath Malcolm, Lindsay Maskell, J. MacDonald, Janet Moxley, Lisa Norton, Matthew O'Hare, Anthea Owen, Gloria Dos Santos Pereira, Jodey Peyton, Gary Powney, Richard Pywell, Barry Rawlins, David Robinson, Stephanie Rorke, Clare Rowland, David Roy, Peter Scarlett, Paul Scholefield, Andy Scott, Louise Scott, Rod Scott, Gavin Siriwardena, Simon Smart, Ruth Swetnam, Rachel Taylor, George Tordoff, John Van Breda, Helen Vincent, Markus Wagner, Emma Waters, John Watkins, J. White, Bronwen Williams, Claire Wood, Simon Wright

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Abstract

The Welsh Government has commissioned a comprehensive new ecosystem monitoring and evaluation programme to monitor the effects of Glastir, its new land management scheme, and to monitor progress towards a range of international biodiversity and environmental targets. A random sample of 1 km squares stratified by landcover types will be used both to monitor change at a national level in the wider countryside and to provide a backdrop against which intervention measures are assessed using a second sample of 1 km squares located in areas eligible for enhanced payments for advanced interventions. Modelling in the first year has forecast change based on current understanding, whilst a rolling national monitoring programme based on an ecosystem approach will provide an evidence-base for on-going, adaptive development of the scheme by Welsh Government. To our knowledge, this will constitute the largest and most in-depth ecosystem monitoring and evaluation programme of any member state of the European Union.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGlastir Monitoring and Evaluation Project - GMEP.
Number of pages250
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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Emmett, B., Abdalla, M., Anthony, S., August, T., Barrett, G., Biggs, J., ... Wright, S. (2014). GLASTIR MONITORING & EVALUATION PROGRAMME FIRST YEAR ANNUAL REPORT. Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Project - GMEP. .