RUBICODE - Rationalising Biodiversity Conservation in Dynamic Ecosystems


  The fifth edition of the RUBICODE newsletter was published in July 2009 and is now available to download.

  Report of the Final RUBICODE Workshop: "The Way Ahead in Ecosystem Service and Biodiversity Research" which took place in January 2009 is now available to download.

  A roadmap describing research priorities for ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation can be downloaded from the Outputs page.

  Nine reviews related to ecosystem service assessment on concepts, drivers, indicators, functional traits, values and habitat management strategies are available to download on the "Outputs" page.

  Link to the restricted part of the website.


Collection of non-technical summaries for all review papers
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Review of the dynamics of economic values and preferences for ecosystem goods and services
A. Kontogianni, M. Skourtos and P.A. Harrison
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Review of concepts of dynamic ecosystems and their services
Marie Vandewalle, Martin T. Sykes, Paula A. Harrison, Gary W. Luck, Pam Berry, Rob Bugter, Terry P. Dawson, Christian K. Feld, Richard Harrington, John R. Haslett, Daniel Hering, K.Bruce Jones, Rob Jongman, Sandra Lavorel, Pedro Martins da Silva, Mari Moora, James Paterson, Mark D.A. Rounsevell, Leonard Sandin, Josef Settele, J.Paulo Sousa and Martin Zobel
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Identifying and assessing socio-economic and environmental drivers that affect ecosystems and their services
Stephanie Anastasopoulou, Veronika Chobotova, Terry Dawson, Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska, Mark Rounsevell
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Functional traits underlie the delivery of ecosystem services across different trophic levels
Francesco de Bello, Sandra Lavorel, Sandra Díaz, Richard Harrington, Richard Bardgett, Matty Berg, Pablo Cipriotti, Hans Cornelissen, Christian Feld, Daniel Hering, Pedro Martins da Silva, Simon Potts, Leonard Sandin, Jose Paulo Sousa, Jonathan Storkey and David Wardle
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Assessing and monitoring ecosystems – indicators, concepts and their linkage to biodiversity and ecosystem services
Christian K. Feld, Francesco de Bello, Rob Bugter, Ulf Grandin, Daniel Hering, Sandra Lavorel, Owen Mountford, Isabel Pardo, Meelis Partel, Jörg Römbke, Pedro Martins da Silva, José Paulo Sousa, K. Bruce Jones
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European habitat management strategies for conservation: Current regulations and practices with reference to dynamic ecosystems and ecosystem service provision
John R. Haslett, Pam M. Berry and Martin Zobel
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The effectiveness and appropriateness of existing conservation policies and their integration into other policy sectors
Rob H.G. Jongman, Györgyi Bela, György Pataki, Linda Scholten, Á. Méro and C. Mertens
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Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Conservation: Knowledge gaps and roadmap for future research
Christian Anton, Martin Musche, Juliette Young, Paula A. Harrison, Christian K. Feld, Richard Harrington, John R. Haslett, Györgyi Pataki, Mark D.A. Rounsevell, J. Paulo Sousa, Martin T. Sykes, Allan Watt and Josef Settele
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Report comparing indicators targeting habitat area
Pedro Martins da Silva, J. Paulo Sousa, Christian K. Feld and Daniel Hering
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Report comparing indicator systems targeting deviation from undisturbed areas and disturbance gradients
José Paulo Sousa, Pedro Martins da Silva, Christian K. Feld, Francesco de Bello, Maria Joăo Feio, Ulf Grandin, Daniel Hering, Sandra Lavorel, Meelis Partel & Michael Samways
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How trait linkages within and across trophic levels underlie the vulnerability of ecosystem services
Sandra Lavorel, Richard Harrington, Jonathan Storkey, Sandra Díaz, Francesco de Bello, Richard D. Bardgett, Sylvain Dolédec, Christian Feld, Xavier Le Roux, Matty P. Berg, Johannes H. Cornelissen, Thierry Hance, John G. Hodgson, Jan Lepš, Marco Moretti, Christian Mulder1, Juliet Osborne, Robin J. Pakeman
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Problematic exotic invader plants in Europe: Functional traits and ecosystem services
Pablo Cipriotti and Sandra Díaz
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Improved approaches for knowledge transfer
Juliette Young and Allan Watt
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