[automatically translated] Since the entry into force of Directive 92/43 / EEC, to the habitat conservation status monitoring listed in Annex I and its periodic monitoring at six-year intervals have become a requirement for all EU member countries , according to the provisions in Articles 11 and 17. in 2011 it published a document which provides the European reference guidelines for the monitoring of habitats and species (Evans & Arvela 2011). On this methodological basis, the Italian Society of Vegetation Science (SISV), making use of a large group of experienced partners, has initiated an internal debate on principles, criteria, parameters and tools for the monitoring of habitats of Annex I and of the types of vegetation in them represented. The project was promoted by the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea and coordinated by the Institute for Protection and Environmental Research, and is currently in a next phase to the conclusion. From the evidence already produced at national level for Italians habitats (Biondi et al., 2009, 2012, 2014; Genovesi et al., 2014), several critical aspects were examined through a widely shared scientific discussion. In particular, they were discussed: the aspects linked to the choice of appropriate tools to assess the area parameters, structure and function, future prospects; the concept of "typical species"; the habitat-specific sampling methods appropriate. The protocol developed itself as a practical and effective tool, scientifically sound and in line with international methodological standards. Its use will enable a harmonized collection of data on a national scale, making possible a comparative assessment of the conservation status of each habitat.
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|Publication status||Published - 2016|