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Integrated assessment of vulnerable ecosytems under global change in the European Union

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This report presents a paper commissioned by the Concerted Action 'Integrated Assessment of Vulnerable Ecosystems under Global Change' (AVEC), funded under the Fifth Framework Programme, which drew together scientists from eleven European research institutes with the aim of capacity building and establishing a scientific network on the issue of the vulnerability of ecosystem services; It addresses the consequences of land abandonment for ecosystems. In Europe traditional farming is under severe pressure, which will increase in the future. The paper helps to meet the challenge of ensuring a sustainable future, regarding the ecosystem management, as it makes concrete suggestions for policy changes that should be initiated in response to land abandonment.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 53 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-76-06-330-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-03053-1
Record Number: 200719228 / Last updated on: 2007-07-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en