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Last updated 09.12.04 by Dagmar Schroeter
Analysis and
Advanced Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling

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The ATEAM sectors: Agriculture | Forestry | Carbon storage | Water | Biodiversity | Mountains

The butterfly Vanessa atalanta.

A spider's web.

A lucky toad in springtime.

The famous red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus).
ATEAM sector: Biodiversity & nature conservation

Ecosystem services:

  • Beauty
  • Life support processes (e.g. pollination)
  • Future options (e.g. genetic diversity)
Indicators within the ATEAM assessment framework:
  • Species richness
  • Species representation probability in nature reserve planning
  • Species persistence
  • Habitat richness
Principal investigators: Sandra Lavorel & Miguel Araujo (CEFE, France).

Models: Statistical & empirical modelling (e.g. complementary based area selection).

Main interacting ATEAM sectors: Mountains (Tourism & recreation), Agriculture, Forestry.

Europe's landscapes are a patchy mixture of natural and semi-natural ecosystems in a highly urbanised, agricultural landscape. Protected sites and nature reserves form an important biodiversity and conservation investment across the whole of Europe. The distribution of species and habitats is however likely to change in the future. This will demand for changes in nature reserve areas and management and may have an impact on the recreational value and beauty of Europe's landscapes.
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