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|Title (Primary)||Use of GIS and field site network for assessing changes in biodiversity|
|Title (Secondary)||Proceedings of the 5th WSEAS International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development, Venice, Italy, November 20-22, 2006|
|Author||Grabaum, R.; Hammen, V.C.; Biesmeijer, J.C.; Settele, J.; Kühn, I.; Klotz, S.; Kunin, W.E.; Wolf, T.;|
|Keywords||ALARM; GIS; Multiple Pressures; Risk Assessment; Biodiversity; Field Site Network; Maps, Mapserver|
|Abstract||Climate change, environmental chemicals, biological invasions, and loss of pollinator are the main research topics in the ALARM project. All of theses environmental pressures are more or less of anthropogenic origin. These have generally been studied independently of one another. But it is clear that they interact, potentially producing effects on biodiversity and ecosystems that exceed all current assessments of potential risks. ALARM develops relevant assessment methods in two phases: a) concept and data base integration and b) ecosystem risk evaluation. These methods will be tested and standardised protocols will be developed.
The project links databases with a European-wide field site network and then generates common methods. At these field sites GIS is used as a basis to characterise the test location for ALARM researchers for joint on-site research. Maps are provided in a standardized way and merged with other site specific information. The application of GIS for these field sites and the information management is necessary to communicate the research and the results. Problems of data homogenisation and of unique quality standards of databases arise, but ways to solve this will be shown. GIS as a basis of risk maps on a European level and support the scientists to provide their results.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14839|
|Grabaum, R., Hammen, V.C., Biesmeijer, J.C., Settele, J., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Kunin, W.E., Wolf, T. (2006):
Use of GIS and field site network for assessing changes in biodiversity
Proceedings of the 5th WSEAS International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development, Venice, Italy, November 20-22, 2006
World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Athens, p. 89 - 93