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DAPSET - Concept for characterising socio-economic drivers of and pressures on biodiversity

Cornelia Ohl, Peter Bezák, Teodora Alexandra Palarie, Ayele Gelan () and Kinga Krauze

No 2/2009, UFZ Discussion Papers from Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Division of Social Sciences (ÖKUS)

Abstract: This article develops eleven criteria focusing on the relative importance and strength of different, especially socio-economic drivers of and pressures on biodiversity. These refer to the syndrome concept designed to assess global environmental risks and the DPSIR framework developed to guide integrative assessment of links between human activities and degradation of the natural environment. The aim is (a) coordinating inter-disciplinary research on distinguishing characteristics of drivers and pressures, (b) structuring interdisciplinary discussions on scale and cross-scale dynamics in assessment of biodiversity change as well as (c) setting priorities in policy making and implementation of response actions.

Keywords: Biodiversity change; assessment criteria; setting priorities in driver-pressure management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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