Metadata analysis overview. The diagram illustrates the activities required to perform the metadata analysis. The collection of EBV information from metadata is articulated in three steps which are followed by EBVs actual and potential contribution assessment for Species Abundance (abridged as “SA”) and Species Distribution (abridged as “SD”).

  Part of: Zilioli M, Oggioni A, Tagliolato P, Pugnetti A, Carrara P (2019) Feeding Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs): actual and potential contributions from LTER-Italy. In: Mazzocchi MG, Capotondi L, Freppaz M, Lugliè A, Campanaro A (Eds) Italian Long-Term Ecological Research for understanding ecosystem diversity and functioning. Case studies from aquatic, terrestrial and transitional domains. Nature Conservation 34: 477-503.