Base de donnée naturaliste. [EUMon] BioMAT - The EuMon integrated Biodiversity Monitoring & Assessment Tool. Trouver un programme LIFE. Site français. Source Fac. EBONE. SCALES. Human actions, motivated by social and economic driving forces, generate various pressures on biodiversity, such as habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, land use related disturbance patterns, or species invasions that have an impact on biodiversity from the genetic to the ecosystem level.
Each of these factors acts at characteristic scales, and the scales of social and economic demands, of environmental pressures, of biodiversity impacts, of scientific analysis, and of governmental responses do not necessarily match. However, management of the living world will be effective only if we understand how problems and solutions change with scale.