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Biohab, a framework for the coordination of biodiversity and habitats

Objective

The BioHab Concerted Action is designed to provide a forum to develop a framework whereby biodiversity assessment can be improved by closer coordination with existing habitat information. The latter are known to be available in existing databases but need to be systematically ascribed to the relevant levels of the EUNIS classification. It is therefore necessary to examine the available information to derive common standards and to provide guidelines for future field recording. The implementation of current projects in the field of biodiversity assessment has provided valuable insights into the practical needs when working with the EUNIS classification both in the field and in the policy arena. The overall objective of BioHab is to produce user friendly descriptions of habitats at an appropriate level for consistent application throughout Europe and to show how these can be linked to measures of biodiversity.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

ALTERRA B.V.
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (12)

ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE ECOLOGIA DA PAISAGEM
Portugal
Address
Colegio Luis Verney, Rua Romao Ramalito
7000 Evora
CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Albertov 8
128 43 Praha 2
EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRAROEKOLOGIE UND LANDBAU
Switzerland
Address
Reckenholzstrasse 191
8046 Zurich
EVIN - INSTITUTE OF NATURE CONSERVATION
Belgium
Address
Kliniekstraat 25
1070 Brussel
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Stefanikova N°3
81499 Bratislava
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
12,Grenaavej 14
8410 Roende
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Windermere Road
LA11 6JU Grange Over Sands
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address

10691 Stockholm
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Scienza 1
20126 Milano
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Vanemuise Street 46
51014 Tartu