A new paper describing a niche-based approach for selection of species for forest bird indicators was published in PLOS One.
The study, linked to another paper published in 2013, was led by Simon Butler from University of East Anglia. The authors show how information on species resources requirements can be used for selection of species for biodiversity indicators in forests. They also present bird indicators for regions and forest types and discuss how speciesī choice can have an impact on the indicator. The methods presented in the paper will be discussed further within PECBMS and will help to improve existing common bird indicators.
Wade A. S. I., Barov B., Burfield I. J., Gregory R. D., Norris K., Vorisek, P., Wu, T., Butler, S. J. (2014). A Niche-Based Framework to Assess Current Monitoring of European Forest Birds and Guide Indicator Species' Selection. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97217. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097217.
Wade A. S. I., Barov B., Burfield I. J., Gregory R. D., Norris K., Butler, S. J. (2013). Quantifying the Detrimental Impacts of Land-Use and Management Change on European Forest Bird Populations. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064552