from Imperial College London, BioScene investigates the implications
of agricultural restructuring, decline and abandonment for biodiversity
conservation in Europe’s mountain areas.
takes six case study areas across Europe (Norway, Scotland, Switzerland,
Slovakia, France and Greece) and combines ecological modelling with
social survey to determine and analyse the relationship between biodiversity
and farming trends in these mountain areas
outputs will detail the opportunities and threats arising from further
agricultural decline and will evaluate the ecological, social, economic
and political sustainability of different regional management scenarios
and the predicted biodiversity consequences (the ‘BioScenes’).
Practical recommendations for the development of EU biodiversity.
Agri-environmental and rural policy will be generated by regular
interaction with regional stakeholder groups throughout the lifetime
of the project. Project outputs aim to contribute to implementation
of the European
Biodiversity Strategy and the European
Biodiversity Action Plans
takes six case study areas across Europe and combines ecological
modelling with social survey to determine and analyse the
relationship between biodiversity and farming trends in these
is a 3-year project funded under the EU
5th Framework Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development The
BioScene project commenced on 1 December 2002, coinciding with the UN
International Year of Mountains, and runs parallel with ongoing
discussions on mountain bidiversity by the Scientific
Advisory Body (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity
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