Securing the conservation of biodiversity across administrative levels and spatial, temporal, and ecological scales - Research needs and approaches of the SCALES project

Klaus Henle, William Kunin, Oliver Schweiger, Dirk S. Schmeller, Vesna Grobelnik, Yiannis Matsinos, John Pantis, Lyubomir Penev, Simon G. Potts, Irene Ring, Jukka Similä, Joseph Tzanopoulos, Sybille Van Den Hove, Michel Baguette, Jean Clobert, Laurent Excoffier, Erik Framstad, Malgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak, Szabolcs Lengyel, Pascal MartyAtte Moilanen, Emmanuelle Porcher, David Storch, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Martin T. Sykes, Martin Zobel, Josef Settele

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Abstract

Biodiversity conservation measures and biological processes often do not match in scale. The EU funded project SCALES (Securing the Conservation of biodiver sity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales) is intended to solve this challenge. SCALES analyses how selected pressures (climate change, habitat loss, fragmentation, disturbance), their drivers, and their impacts on biodiversity change with spatial and temporal scale. The project develops methods for a better understanding of scaling properties of biological processes from the genet ic level to populations, communities, and ecosystem functions. SCALES also seeks ways to integrate the issue of scale into policy, decision-making, and biodiversity management, focusing on networks of protected areas, regional connectivity, and biodiversity monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalGAIA
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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Henle, K., Kunin, W., Schweiger, O., Schmeller, D. S., Grobelnik, V., Matsinos, Y., Pantis, J., Penev, L., Potts, S. G., Ring, I., Similä, J., Tzanopoulos, J., Van Den Hove, S., Baguette, M., Clobert, J., Excoffier, L., Framstad, E., Grodzinska-Jurczak, M., Lengyel, S., ... Settele, J. (2010). Securing the conservation of biodiversity across administrative levels and spatial, temporal, and ecological scales - Research needs and approaches of the SCALES project. GAIA, 19(3), 187-193. https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.19.3.8