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BioScore - Biodiversity impact assessment using species sensitivity scores

The BioScore project aims to develop a tool for linking pressures from policy sectors to the (change in the) state of biodiversity as measured by the presence and abundance of individual species.


Action Description:

The BioScore project aims to develop a tool for linking pressures from policy sectors to the (change in the) state of biodiversity as measured by the presence and abundance of individual species. The tool to be developed will be a database that will contain information on the ecological preferences of individual species in relation to individual sectoral pressures and relating to selected Community policies as well as the EU headline biodiversity indicators. This tool will be applied for assessing impacts and the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation policies based on historic data as well as for forecasting future impacts based on existing scenario studies. The results of these assessments will be presented in European maps. The BioScore tool will be integrated into existing biodiversity monitoring frameworks and incentives for uptake will be formulated. Furthermore, the tool will be made freely accessible on the Internet.


Action Partners:

Specific Targeted Research project under the EU Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6), Priority 8.1.B.1: Sustainable management of Europe’s natural resources. The contract number is FP6-022661 ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, the Netherlands (Coordination) MNP - Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Netherlands INBO/BCEurope - Research Institute for Nature and Forest/Butterfly Conservation Europe, Belgium WI - Wetlands International, the Netherlands Alterra - Green World Research, the Netherlands NINA - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway, UniRoma1 - University of Rome, Department of Animal and Human Biology, Italy EFI - European Forest Institute, Finland EKBY - Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre, Greece.

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