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BESAFE
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our future Environment

Objective

In order to protect biodiversity, policy makers increasingly require demonstration of its value. BESAFE will use
case studies to investigate how much importance people attribute to alternative arguments for the protection
of biodiversity and in particular how this relates to ecosystem services. It will focus on the arguments used at different governance levels and in different ecological, socio-economic, spatial and temporal
contexts. BESAFE will examine the interactions of environmental protection policies between governance scales.
This will lead to an assessment of the transferability of arguments across scales. The Project will consider the
contribution that valuing ecosystem services can make in demonstrating the value of biodiversity. The results
will be used to produce a framework that will give guidance on the effectiveness of alternative arguments and
protection strategies in various contexts. The framework will be made accessible through a web-based public
access database with associated toolkit. To ensure practical usability, the toolkit and database interface will be
developed in cooperation with stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 565 381,25
Administrative Contact
Marion Bogers (Ms.)

Participants (15)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 536
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 999,75
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 640,75
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosie Hails (Prof.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 201 028
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulf Grandin (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 248 844,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mette Termansen (Prof.)
ECONOMICS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANCY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 700
Address
Mortimer Street 73-75
W1W 7SQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zehra Ece Ozdemiroglu (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 157 785
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Koski (Ms.)
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 126 172
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Györgyi Pataki (Dr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 197 478
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Richard Haslett (Dr.)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 127 200
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lyubomir Penev (Dr.)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 197 478
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francis Turkelboom (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 137 710,40
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 171 159
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stein Erik Aagaard
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 87 900
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angheluta Vadineanu (Prof.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 54 960
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Reinikainen (Ms.)