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Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring in the Arctic

What is "participatory monitoring"? (from Wikipedia) 


Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and books.


Pecl G. et al. 2017, Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science. 355 (6332) eaai9214.

Bonebrake, T. et al. 2017. Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science. Biol. Rev. 

Doi: 10.1111/brv.12344.

Danielsen F, Enghoff M, Magnussen E, Mustonen T, Degteva A, Hansen KK, Levermann N, Mathiesen SD, Slettemark Ø. 2017. Citizen science tools for engaging local stakeholders and promoting local and traditional knowledge in landscape stewardship. Chapter 4 In (Eds Bieling C, Plieninger T) The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship. UK: Cambridge University Press.

Tengö M, Hill R, Malmer P, Raymond CM, Spierenburg M, Danielsen F, Elmqvist T, Folke C. 2017. Weaving knowledge systems in the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the Convention on Biological Diversity and beyond: Lessons learned for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.



Danielsen F. 2016. Expanding the scientific basis for how the world can monitor and manage natural resources. Copenhagen: Univ. Copenhagen and NORDECO. 650 pp. 
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Chandler M, See L, Copas K, Bonde AMZ, López BC, Danielsen F, Legind JK, Masinde S, Miller-Rushing AJ, Newman G, Rosemartin A, Turak E. 2016. Contribution of citizen science towards international biodiversity monitoring. Biological Conservation


Brammer JR, Brunet ND, Burton AC, Cuerrier A, Danielsen F, Dewan K, Herrmann TM, Jackson MV, Kennett R, Larocque G, Mulrennan M, Pratihast AK, Saint-Arnaud M, Scott C, Humphries MM. 2016. The role of digital data entry in participatory environmental monitoring. Conservation Biology. DOI 10.1111/cobi.12727.


Johnson N, Behe C, Danielsen F, Krümmel E.-M., Nickels S, Pulsifer PL. 2016. Community-based monitoring and indigenous knowledge in a changing Arctic: A review for the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks, Arctic Council.  Ottawa: Inuit Circumpolar Council.



Alessa, L. et al. 2015. The role of Indigenous science and local knowledge in integrated observing systems: moving toward adaptive capacity indices and early warning systems. Sustainability Science. DOI 10.1007/s11625-015-0295-7.


Johnson, N., Alessa, L., Behe, C., Danielsen, F., Gearheard, S., Gofman-Wallingford, V., Kliskey, A., Mustonen, T. et al. 2015. The contributions of community-based monitoring and traditional knowledge to Arctic observing networks: Reflections on the state of the field. Arctic 68:5.

Kennett, R., Danielsen, F. and Silvius, K.M. 2015. Conservation management: citizen science will not save biodiversity. Nature. 521: 161.


Mustonen, T. 2015. Communal visual histories to detect environmental change in northern areas: Examples of emerging North American and Eurasian practices. Ambio DOI 10.1007/s13280-015-0671-7.


Nordic Council of Ministers 2015. Local knowledge and resource management. On the use of indigenous and local knowledge to document and manage natural resources in the Arctic. TemaNord 2015-506.  Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark. 


Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership (PMMP). 2015. Manaus Letter: Recommendations for the Participatory Monitoring of Biodiversity. In Constantino, P.A.L et al. (eds.), International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring of Biodiversity for the Management of Natural Resources 2014. Manaus, Brazil. This document is also listed as an INF DOC for the next SBSTTA meetings in the context of the CBD.




Bonney, R., Shirk, J.L., Phillips, T.B., Wiggins, A., Ballard, H.L., Miller-Rushing, A.J. and Parrish, J.K. 2014. Next steps for citizen science. Science 343: 1436 –1437.


Danielsen, F., Jensen, P.M., Burgess, N.D., Altamirano, R., Alviola, P.A., Andrianandrasana, H., Brashares, et al. 2014a. A multi-country assessment of tropical resource monitoring by local communities. BioScience 64: 236–251.


Danielsen, F., Jensen, P.M., Burgess, N.D., Coronado, I., Holt, S., Poulsen, M.K., Rueda et al. 2014b. Testing focus groups as a tool for connecting indigenous and local knowledge on abundance of natural resources with science-based land management systems. Conservation Letters 7: 380–389.


Danielsen, F., Pirhofer-Walzl, K., Adrian, T., Kapijimpanga, D., Burgess, N.D., Jensen, P.M., Bonney, R., Funder, M., Landa, A., Levermann, N. and Madsen, J. 2014c. Linking public participation in scientific research to the indicators and needs of international environmental agreements. Conservation Letters 7: 12–24.


Danielsen, F., Topp-Jørgensen, E., Levermann, N., Løvstrøm, P., Schiøtz, M., Enghoff, M. and Jakobsen, P. 2014d. Counting what counts: using local knowledge to improve Arctic resource management. Polar Geography 37: 69–91.


NAILSMA (North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd.). 2014. Looking After Country: The NAILSMA I-Tracker story. NAILSMA, Darwin, NT.


Tengö, M., Brondizio, E., Elmqvist, T., Malmer, P. and Spierenburg, M. 2014. Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance – the multiple evidence base approach. Ambio 43: 579–591.


Special issue of Polar Geography: Local and traditional knowledge and data management in the Arctic.




Eira, I.M.G., Jaedicke, C., Magga, O.H., Maynard, N.G., Vikhamar-Schuler, D. and Mathiesen, S.D. 2013. Traditional Sámi snow terminology and physical snow classification – two ways of knowing. Cold Regions Science and Technology 85: 117–130.


Huntington, H.P., Danielsen , F ., Enghoff, M., Levermann, N., Løvstrøm, P., Schiøtz, M., Svoboda, M. and Topp-Jørgensen, E. 2013. Conservation through community involvement. Pp. 644–647 in: Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity  (Ed. H. Meltofte). Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyi, Iceland.


Russell, D.E. et al. 2013. Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Cooperative: can local knowledge inform caribou management? Rangifer 33(21):71-78.


Tebtebba 2013. Developing and Implementing Community‐Based Monitoring and Information Systems. The Global Workshop and the Philippine Workshop Reports.




Berkes, F. 2012. Sacred Ecology (3rd ed.) Routledge.


Dickinson, J.L and Bonney, R. Eds. 2012. Citizen Science. Cornell Press, Ithaca, New York.


Nakashima, D. et al. 2012. Weathering Uncertainty – Traditional knowledge for climate change assessment and adaptation. United Nations University. 


Turnhout, E., Bloomfield, B., Hulme, M., Vogel, J. and Wynne, B. 2012. Listen to the voices of experience. Nature 488: 454–455.




Hovelsrud, G., Poppel, B., van Oort, B. and Reist, J. 2011. Arctic societies, cultures and peoples in a changing cryosphere. In: Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA). Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). Norway. 103 pages.


Huntington, H.P. 2011. The local perspective. Nature 478: 182–183.


Luzar, J.B., Silvius, K.M., Overman, H., Giery, S.T., Read, J.M. and Fragoso, J.M.V. 2011. Large-scale environmental monitoring by indigenous people. BioScience 61: 771–781.


Mustonen, T. and Mustonen, K. 2011. Eastern Sámi Atlas. SnowChange Cooperative, Vaasa, Finland.


Pulsifer, P.L., Laidler, G.J., Taylor, D.R.F. and Hayes, A. 2011. Towards an indigenist data management program: Reflections on experiences developing an atlas of sea ice knowledge and use. The Canadian Geographer 55: 108–124.




Danielsen, F., Burgess, N.D., Jensen, P.M. and Pirhofer-Walzl, K. 2010. Environmental monitoring: the scale and speed of implementation varies according to the degree of people’s involvement. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1166–1168.


Gofman, V. 2010. Community based monitoring handbook: lessons from the Arctic. CAFF CBMP Report No. 21. CAFF, Akureyri, Iceland.


Weatherhead, E., Gearheard, S. and Barry, R.G. 2010. Changes in weather persistence: Insight from Inuit knowledge. Global Environmental Change 20: 523–528.




Danielsen, F., Burgess, N.D., Balmford, A., Donald, P.F., Funder, M., Jones, J.P.G., Alviola et al. , 2009. Local participation in natural resource monitoring: a characterization of approaches. Conservation Biology 23: 31–42.


Poppel, B. and Kruse, J. 2009. The importance of a mixed cash- and harvest herding based economy to living in the Arctic – an analysis based on Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic (SLiCA). In: Valerie Møller and Dennis Huscka (eds.): “Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge: Advances in Quality-of-Life Studies, Theory and Research”. Social Indicators Research Series, pp. 27-43.


Before 2009 


Laidler, G.J. 2006. Inuit and scientific perspectives on the relationship between sea ice and climate change: the ideal complement? Climatic Change 78: 407–444.


Special issue of Biodiversity and Conservation “Monitoring matters: examining the potential of locally-based approaches”. Biodiversity and Conservation14: 2507-2820 (2005).


Huntington, H.P., Callaghan, T., Fox, S. and Krupnik, I. 2004. Matching traditional and scientific observations to detect environmental change: a discussion on Arctic terrestrial ecosystems. Ambio 33: 18–23.


EMAN (The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network). 2003. Improving local decision making through community based monitoring: Toward a Canadian Community Monitoring Network. Ottawa: Environment Canada.


Ferguson, M.A.D. et al. 1998. Inuit knowledge of long-term changes in a population of Arctic tundra caribou. Arctic 51: 201-219.






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