Biodiv Sci ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (3): 237-245.DOI: 10.17520/biods.2016159

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Overview of the Mammal Diversity Observation Network of Sino BON

Zhishu Xiao1,5,*(), Xueyou Li2, Zuofu Xiang3, Ming Li1, Xuelong Jiang2, Libiao Zhang4   

  1. 1 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
    2 Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223
    3 College of Life Science and Technology, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004
    4 Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, Guangzhou 510260
    5 College of Life Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
  • Received:2016-06-14 Accepted:2017-02-28 Online:2017-03-20 Published:2017-04-07
  • Contact: Xiao Zhishu

Abstract:

Mammals are key indicators for biodiversity conservation and management due to their high diversity, wide distribution range, and sensitivity to habitat changes. Recently launched by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Mammal Diversity Monitoring Network of Sino BON (Sino BON-Mammal) is a key member of the Biodiversity Monitoring Networks of Sino BON for the monitoring and inventory of terrestrial mammal resources in China. Firstly, this paper reviews several major advances in terrestrial mammal diversity observations in both China and other parts of the world. We then provide an overview of Sino BON-Mammal, including the major scientific goals, monitoring framework, methods, and data products. In addition, we also summarize some working advances of the Mammal Diversity Observation Network of Sino BON since 2011. This overview will be helpful for the development of national observation programs of mammal diversity in China.

Key words: Mammal Diversity Monitoring Network of Sino BON (Sino BON-Mammal), biodiversity conservation, scientific goals, monitoring data products, monitoring methods