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

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.
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Address

Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 847 717

Administrative Contact

Annette Schmidt (Ms.)

Participants (30)

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PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 297 600

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 532 721

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 143 250

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 359 400

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 667 112

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 516 508

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 279 625

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 218 286

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 196 148

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 728 021

Median SCP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 47 700

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 200 800

UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 95 405,35

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 200 400

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 214 000

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 225 552

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 224 868

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 73 160

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Australia

CENTER ZA KARTOGRAFIJO FAVNE IN FLORE ZAVOD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 124 816

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

Gamtos tyrimų centras

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 77 130

DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 50 400

STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 177 770,65

UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

ANOIKTO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU (OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS)

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 20 250

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226852

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2009

  • End date

    31 July 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 331 247,54

  • EU contribution

    € 6 995 640

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany