BioStrat - Developing the EU Biodiversity Research Strategy
BioStrat is a Specific Support Action within the 6th research framework programme of the EU with the goal to improve the link between European biodiversity research, policy and society.
BioStrat activities support the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) by enabling the active participation of national biodiversity plattforms within EPBRS-processes (e-conferences, national reviews of research issues, conference participation). Secondly, it supports better networking with other existing research institutions and activities (e.g., Networks of Excellence on biodiversity issues, DIVERSITAS international, GEOSS).
The Department of Conservation Biology is involved especially in tasks connecting EPBRS research priorities with the results of finished and ongoing EU research projects (BIOTA-Cluster).