Environmental monitoring and assessment
My work mainly concerns environmental monitoring, where I work with variable content, sampling design and data for landscape analyses. The purpose is to describe the state and changes of biotopes, including effects om human impact and other environmental factors on vegetation and natural values, based on a combination of aerial photo interpretation and field data collection. A major part of our work is monitoring of grasslands, wetlands and farmland landscape features in collaboration with a group of county administrative boards within Regional Landscape Monitoring. Our projects are mainly linked to SLU’s environmental programme Agricultural Landscape and focus on results for evaluation of the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives.
Collaborators: Merit Kindström and Assar Lundin
My research interests concern vascular plants in the agricultural landscape, especially the impact of grazing and site conditions on plant performance, plant competition and species diversity.
Glimskär, A. & Skånes, H. 2015. Land type categories as a complement to land use and land cover attributes in landscape mapping and monitoring. I: Ahlqvist, O., Janowicz, K., Varanka, D. & Fritz, S. (eds.) Land use and land cover semantics – principles, best practices and prospects. CLC Press / Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton. [accepted for publication]
Grandin, U., Lenoir, L. & Glimskär, A. 2013. Are restricted species checklists or ant communities useful for assessing plant community composition and biodiversity in grazed pastures? Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 1415-1434.
Normander, B., Levin, G., Auvinen, A.-P., Bratli, H., Stabbetorp, O., Hedblom, M., Glimskär, A., Gudmundsson, G.A. 2012. Indicator framework for measuring quantity and quality of biodiversity – Exemplified in the Nordic countries. Ecological Indicators 13:104-116.
Ståhl, G., Allard, A., Esseen, P.-A., Glimskär, A., Ringvall, A., Svensson, J., Sundquist, S., Christensen, P., Gallegos Torell, Å., Högström, M., Lagerqvist, K., Marklund, L., Nilsson, B. & Inghe, O. 2011. National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden (NILS) – Scope, design, and experiences from establishing a multiscale biodiversity monitoring system. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 173: 579 595.
Gallegos Torell, Å. & Glimskär, A. 2009. Computer-aided calibration for visual estimation of vegetation cover. Journal of Vegetation Science 20:973-983.