LIFE+ MOTH Final Conference
Final conference of our LIFE+ project MOTH (Monitoring of terrestrial habitats, LIFE08 NAT/S/0000264), November 11–12, 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden.
Four years ago we initiated the work in LIFE+ MOTH and it was now time to share our experiences. The aim of the project has been to develop and demonstrate methods that will improve the habitat assessment required in the reporting process of the European Habitat Directive. One session focused on data collection and presented our two novel two-phase sampling designs; a more general type of terrestrial habitat inventory based on combining interpretation of aerial images in a point-grid design together with field sampling, and a sea-shore habitat inventory using a two-phase line-intercept methodology. Another session dealt with estimations and results; how to combine data from different sources and case-studies showing results used in the Swedish Article 17 reporting. The last session was more prospective and focused on future potential projects and methods. Included in the program were also presentations from invited speakers that will give supplementary views of habitat assessment in Sweden and other countries. The speakers presentations:
The Final conference was arranged at Clarion Hotel Gillet in Uppsala November 11-12, 2014. The final program may be found here.