The Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan- click to download

The CBMP is working with partners across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term terrestrial monitoring efforts, and to facilitate more powerful and cost-effective assessments through the generation of, and access to, improved circumpolar datasets.

These efforts are led by a Tererstrial Steering Group with expertise from four Terrestrial Expert Networks (Vegetation; Inertebrates; Birds; Mammals). who are working to implement  the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan. This is an agreement across Arctic nations to compile, harmonize and compare results from existing Arctic terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring efforts, across nations.

The CBMP Terrestrial group has identified key elements, called Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs), of the Arctic terrestrial ecosystem, where changes in FEC status likely indicate changes in the overall terrestrial environment. 

FECs were identified within vegetation, arthropods, birds, and mammals. Furthermore, several attributes of FECs, such as abundance, demographics, diversity, or phenology, were identified and further classified as essential or recommended for monitoring.

In 2021, CBMP Terrestrial released the State of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report


Terrestrial Steering Committee

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Terrestrial Plan

Photo: Susan Morse 

Terrestrial Expert Networks

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Terrestrial publications

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Vegetation

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Invertebrates

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Birds

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CARMA (Caribou/Reindeer)

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Muskox

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Arctic Fox

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Small mammals

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