The biodiversity indices of the “Biodiversity Friend” protocol have been published on “Biodiversity Journal”

06 May 2014

On the Scientific review “Biodiversity Journal” a work titled: “Biodiversity indices for the assessment of air, water and soil quality of the “Biodiversity Friend” certification in temperate areas” has been published in April; The authors are Gianfranco Caoduro, Roberto Battiston, Pier Mauro Giachino, Laura Guidolin e Giuliano Lazzarin. The issue describes the procedures used by the protocol “Biodiversity Friend” in evaluation the environmental quality of the agrosystem. In particular the biomonitoring of air, water and soil is described, considering that the biodiversity of soil and aquatic macroinvertebrates and the biodiversity of epiphytic lichen communities decrease very quickly when the soil, water and air conditions are altered by different causes such as pollution, synthetic and organic pesticides and bad land use practices. The protocol of the three indices of the standard certification “Biodiversity Friend”: Lichen Biodiversity Index (LBI-bf), Freshwater Biodiversity Index (FBI-bf), and Soil Biodiversity Index (SBI-bf) are here presented in detail.
Biodiversity_indices – Biodiversity Journal