Title: Sampling Manual for the Assessment of Regional Groundwater Biodiversity 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Malard, F. et al. (2004) Sampling Manual for the Assessment of Regional Groundwater Biodiversity, Pascalis Project Report 
Author 1/Producer: Malard, F. 
Other Authors/Producers: M.-J. Dole-Olivier, J. Mathieu, F. Stoch, A. Brancelj, A.I. Camacho, F. Fiers, D. Galassi, J. Gibert, T. Lefebure, P. Martin, B. Sket, and A.G. Valdecasas. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.pascalis-project.com/results/samplingmanual.html  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
 
Short description: This sampling manual is published within the framework of the European project PASCALIS. The project PASCALIS addresses a problem of growing concern in Europe, i.e. the biodiversity and ecosystem aspects of groundwater conservation. The main goal of this project is to establish a rigorous and detailed protocol for assessing groundwater biodiversity and to develop operational tools for its conservation. Knowledge on the distribution of groundwater animals in southern Europe is presently being organized in a large database and represented on maps. In addition, groundwater biodiversity is being surveyed at 6 selected regions in Europe following a standardized sampling procedure. Most taxonomic groups inhabiting a wide range of groundwater habitats are considered. The present manual provides a detailed description of the standard protocol that is used to assess groundwater biodiversity in the selected regions. This manual is made available below so that the project PASCALIS benefits for multiple end-users including scientists, public and civil society, groundwater managers, and policy makers. 
Link to Project(s): PASCALIS Protocols for the assessment and conservation of aquatic life in the subsurface
 
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