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Book chapter - Peer-reviewed, 2023

Reflections on monitoring: conclusions and ways forward

Keskitalo, Carina; Brown, Alan; Allard, Anna


This chapter concludes by discussing the book's aim of highlighting the possibilities of working across disciplines, including across ecological, technical, and social fields. Careful design of monitoring should include both understanding how cases differ from each other, where bias and errors may be introduced, and how monitoring may need to increasingly relate to the social context – the major influence on nature in the Anthropocene. How can interdisciplinary approaches, linking monitoring, social studies, and research, be undertaken? This final chapter discusses the different design features and considerations relevant to interdisciplinary monitoring and reflects on what this book has been able to cover in relation to a broader monitoring and social field.

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Title: Monitoring Biodiversity : Combining Environmental and Social Data
ISBN: 978-1-032-01593-4, eISBN: 978-1-003-17924-5
Publisher: Routledge