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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.

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Coordinator

ALTERRA B.V.

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 Aa Wageningen

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Herman EIJSACKERS (Dr.)

Participants (12)

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ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE ECOLOGIA DA PAISAGEM

Portugal

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

Czechia

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRAROEKOLOGIE UND LANDBAU

Switzerland

EVIN - INSTITUTE OF NATURE CONSERVATION

Belgium

INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Denmark

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITY

Denmark

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET

Sweden

THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Estonia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-20018

  • Start date

    1 December 2002

  • End date

    30 November 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 693 822

  • EU contribution

    € 671 022

Coordinated by:

ALTERRA B.V.

Netherlands