Circumpolar terrestrial arthropod monitoring: A review of ongoing activities, opportunities and challenges, with a focus on spiders

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  • Mark A.K. Gillespie, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
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  • Matthias Alfredsson, Icelandic Institute of Natural History
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  • Isabel C. Barrio, Agricultural University of Iceland
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  • Joe Bowden, Canadian Forest Service
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  • Peter Convey, British Antarctic Survey
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  • Stephen J. Coulson, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
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  • Lauren E. Culler, Dartmouth College
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  • Martin T. Dahl, Akvaplan-niva, Norsk institutt for vannforskning (NIVA)
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  • Kathryn M. Daly, University of Alaska Museum
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  • Seppo Koponen, University of Turku
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  • Sarah Loboda, McGill University
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  • Yuri Marusik, Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS
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  • Jonas P. Sandström, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
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  • Derek S. Sikes, University of Alaska Museum
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  • Jozef Slowik, University of Alaska Museum
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  • Toke T. Høye

The terrestrial chapter of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) has the potential to bring international multi-taxon, long-term monitoring together, but detailed fundamental species information for Arctic arthropods lags far behind that for vertebrates and plants. In this paper, we demonstrate this major challenge to the CBMP by focussing on spiders (Order: Araneae) as an example group. We collate available circumpolar data on the distribution of spiders and highlight the current monitoring opportunities and identify the key knowledge gaps to address before monitoring can become efficient. We found spider data to be more complete than data for other taxa, but still variable in quality and availability between Arctic regions, highlighting the need for greater international co-operation for baseline studies and data sharing. There is also a dearth of long-term datasets for spiders and other arthropod groups from which to assess status and trends of biodiversity. Therefore, baseline studies should be conducted at all monitoring stations and we make recommendations for the development of the CBMP in relation to terrestrial arthropods more generally.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAMBIO
Vol/bind49
Nummer3
Sider (fra-til)704-717
Antal sider14
ISSN0044-7447
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StatusUdgivet - mar. 2020

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