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Biodiversity Conservation Informatics Group
Department of Biosciences
PO Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358 9 191 57734
(MRG Office)
fax +358 9 191 57694

EU project SCALES, " Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales." (2009-2014)

PI: Atte Moilanen

Postdoc: Anni Arponen
Technician: Laura Meller (6/2010-3/2011)

The SCALES project seeks ways to build the issue of scale into policy and decision making and biodiversity management. The general objective of SCALES is to provide the most appropriate assessment tools and policy instruments to foster our capacity for biodiversity conservation across spatial and temporal scales and to disseminate them to a wide range of users. Our specific contribution to SCALES is to develop conservation prioritization methods that are applicable across multiple administrative levels simultaneously - our funded contribution to SCALES ends in 2011. SCALES is coordinated by UFZ, for further detail see project's www pages.