Conversion of European habitat data sources into common standards

R.G.H. Bunce, M.M.B. Bogers, M. Ortega, D. Morton, A. Allard, M. Prinz, J. Peterseil, R. Elena-Rossello, R.H.G. Jongman

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In Austria, Sweden and Great Britain protocols are being used to produce data which can be integrated at the environmentall stratum level. The national protocols for habitat monitoring in Great Britain, Sweden and Austria have been converted into a common format based on General Habitat Categories (GHCs). The conversion tables enable full integration of the datasets. This makes it possible to use national data in estimates for European comparisons and the production European habitat extent. Without common protocols it would be impossible to carry out comparisons between environmental zones and biogeographical regions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1566-7197


  • habitats
  • databases
  • standards
  • europe
  • data management
  • protocols
  • monitoring


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