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A grid-based map for the Biogeographical Regions of Europe

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Cervellini, Marco ; Zannini, Piero ; Di Musciano, Michele ; Fattorini, Simone ; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja ; Rocchini, Duccio ; Field, Richard ; Vetaas, Ole R. ; Irl, Severin D. H. ; Beierkuhnlein, Carl ; Hoffmann, Samuel ; Fischer, Jan-Christopher ; Casella, Laura ; Angelini, Pierangela ; Genovesi, Piero ; Nascimbene, Juri ; Chiarucci, Alessandro:
A grid-based map for the Biogeographical Regions of Europe.
In: Biodiversity Data Journal. Vol. 8 (2020) . - No. e53720.
ISSN 1314-2836
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e53720

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Background
Biogeographical units are widely adopted in ecological research and nature conservation management, even though biogeographical regionalisation is still under scientific debate. The European Environment Agency provided an official map of the European Biogeographical Regions (EBRs), which contains the official boundaries used in the Habitats and Birds Directives. However, these boundaries bisect cells in the official EU 10 km × 10 km grid used for many purposes, including reporting species and habitat data, meaning that 6881 cells overlap two or more regions. Therefore, superimposing the EBRs vector map over the grid creates ambiguities in associating some cells with European Biogeographical Regions.
New information
To provide an operational tool to unambiguously define the boundaries of the eleven European Biogeographical Regions, we provide a specifically developed raster map of Grid-Based European Biogeographical Regions (GB-EBRs). In this new map, the borders of the EBRs are reshaped to coherently match the standard European 10 km × 10 km grid imposed for reporting tasks by Article 17 of the Habitats Directive and used for many other datasets. We assign each cell to the EBR with the largest area within the cell.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biogeography; Biogeographical boundaries; Biodiversity monitoring; Habitat; Redefining; Regionalisation
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography > Chair Biogeography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria > Global Change Ecology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2022 08:43
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 11:47
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/68733