SIMBIOSYS Project: Impact of road developments on surrounding landscape composition and configuration.

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Dr. Nova Sharkey
Trinity College Dublin

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=3042
Resource KeywordsRoad landscaping, transport, infrastructure, biodiversity, landscape composition, landscape configuration, semi-natural habitats
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2007-B-CD-1-S1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeBiodiversity
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Please contact Dr Nova Sharkey for more details sharkeyn@tcd.ie
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Tuesday 1st April 2008 (01-04-2008)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st September 2008 (01-09-2008)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 30th June 2013 (30-06-2013)
Published on SAFERWednesday 4th December 2013 (04-12-2013)
Date of Last EditWednesday 4th December 2013 at 17:50:51 (04-12-2013)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 4th December 2013 at 17:49:26 (04-12-2013)

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The SIMBIOSYS Project investigated the impacts that human activity have on biodiversity and ecological functioning, and the associated benefits of biodiversity to human society, that is, ecosystem services. Three expanding sectors of enterprise were addressed in the project: (i) the cultivation of bioenergy crops; (ii) the landscaping of road corridors; and (iii) the aquaculture of sea-food. Field-based studies quantified biodiversity at the genetic, species and habitat levels under current commercial regimes, compared with traditional practices, and investigated ecosystem service delivery in all three sectors. The SIMBIOSYS Project has been a four-and-a-half-year research effort, involving six leading academics in four institutions, six PhD students, eleven research assistants at graduate and postdoctoral level, more than twenty MSc and undergraduate students and many other academic collaborators, both in Ireland and overseas.
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SIMBIOSYS Project Website:
  http://www.tcd.ie/research/simbiosys/ (Opens in a new window)

SIMBIOSYS Synthesis Report:   http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/biodiversity/strive115simbiosys.html (Opens in a new window)

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