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Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales

Objective

Our capacity to effectively sustain biodiversity across spatial and temporal scales is an essential component of European environmental sustainability. Anthropogenic and environmental pressures on biodiversity act differently at different scales. Consequently, effective conservation responses to these threats must explicitly consider the scale at which effects occur, and therefore it is crucial that administrative levels and planning scales match the relevant biological scales. The SCALES project will provide the scientific and policy research needed to guide scale-dependent management actions. It will assess and model the scaling properties of natural and anthropogenic processes and the resulting scale-dependencies of the impacts of these pressures on various levels of biodiversity from genes to ecosystem functions. To facilitate these assessment methods for upscaling and downscaling biodiversity data will be reviewed and improved. SCALES will further evaluate the effectiveness of management and policy responses to biodiversity loss in terms of their scale-relevance and will develop new tools for matching their scales to relevant biological scales. Finally, a resulting methodological and policy framework for enhancing the effectiveness of European biodiversity conservation across scales will be developed and tested. This framework focuses on networks of protected areas and regional connectivity. This framework will be disseminated to a wide range of relevant users via a web based support tool kit (SCALE-TOOL) and by means of further dissemination channels, such as conferences, publications, and the mass media.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biodiversity conservation

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 847 717
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)

Participants (30)

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 297 600
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panayiotis Tsokaros (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 532 721
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Stansfield (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 143 250
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Darja Zoubková (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 359 400
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petridou Georgia (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 667 112
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 516 508
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Armelle Barelli (Ms.)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Poland
EU contribution
€ 279 625
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak (Prof.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 218 286
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin T. Sykes (Prof.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 148
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hannah Gilbert (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 728 021
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Haapanen (Ms.)
Median SCP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 47 700
Address
Calle Vista Alegre 20
08197 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sybille Van Den Hove (Dr.)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 200 800
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lyubomir Penev (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 405,35
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Schindler (Mr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 200 400
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sanna-Maija Miettinen (Dr.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 214 000
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Zobel (Prof.)
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 225 552
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lydie Saury (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 224 868
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Excoffier Laurent (Prof.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 73 160
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Luisa Baiao (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Australia
Address
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hurley (Ms.)
CENTER ZA KARTOGRAFIJO FAVNE IN FLORE ZAVOD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Antoliciceva 1
2204 Miklavz Na Dravskem Polju
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mladen Kotarac (Mr.)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lluís Brotons (Dr.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 816
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Clair Froomberg (Ms.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Bommarco (Dr.)
Gamtos tyrimų centras
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 77 130
Address
Akademijos G. 2
LT-08412 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Budriene (Dr.)
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Pozsonyi (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stein-Erik Aagaard (Mr.)
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 177 770,65
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengiesser (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruth Woodger (Ms.)
ANOIKTO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU (OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS)
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 20 250
Address
Yannou Kranidioti Av 33 2Nd Fl
2220 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Christodoulides (Mr.)
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rita S. W. Yam (Prof.)