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dc.contributor.authorRudman, Hannahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHart, Benen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEnglish, Maggieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Craigen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFuentes-Montemayor, Elisaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorReed, Mark S.en_UK
dc.description.abstractEcosystem services arising from the restoration of natural capital are now increasingly recognised as environmental opportunities and monetised, with international climate negotiations focussing on the need for investment into natural capital, and the finance sector pledging to invest. The finance sector has called for decision-grade, asset level data about nature projects in order to facilitate their reporting to investors. This paper offers a case study of novel digital data collection methods used to establish a baseline of faunal biodiversity in a Scottish nature-restoration project on the Bunloit estate which has secured private natural capital investment. Digital camera traps, acoustic sensors with eDNA samples and apps were used to create digital maps to ensure annual survey replication, and citizen scientist engagement. The results were classified by both professional ecologists and citizen scientists. We discuss how the digital data gathered through traps, apps and maps in the case study can be qualified as decision-grade data, according to the Taskforce for Nature-based Financial Disclosure’s specification. We conclude that decision-grade biodiversity data may be produced by practitioners, with limited resources, and make recommendations for data collection and governance methods to ensure nature restoration projects generate decision-grade data for ecosystem services markets.en_UK
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_UK
dc.relationRudman H, Hart B, English M, Turner C, Fuentes-Montemayor E & Reed MS (2022) Traps, apps and maps: to what extent do they provide decision-grade data on biodiversity?. <i>Scottish Geographical Journal</i>, 138 (3-4), pp. 209-227.
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dc.subjectNatural capitalen_UK
dc.subjectbiodiversity net gainen_UK
dc.subjectasset level dataen_UK
dc.subjectdecision grade dataen_UK
dc.titleTraps, apps and maps: to what extent do they provide decision-grade data on biodiversity?en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleScottish Geographical Journalen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderScotland's Rural Collegeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationScotland's Rural College (SRUC)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBunloit Rewilding Ltden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBunloit Rewilding Ltden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBunloit Rewilding Ltden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationScotland's Rural College (SRUC)en_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRudman, Hannah|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHart, Ben|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorEnglish, Maggie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTurner, Craig|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFuentes-Montemayor, Elisa|0000-0002-5550-9432en_UK
local.rioxx.authorReed, Mark S.|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectProject ID unknown|Scotland's Rural College|en_UK
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