Together with their partners PBL has developed the GLOBIO3 model to assess the state of biodiversity on a global and regional scale. For the modelling of several pressure factors GLOBIO relies on the results of the climate model IMAGE.
GLOBIO3: A global biodiversity model
The GLOBIO3 model uses quantitative relationships between environmental pressure factors and biodiversity, based on state-of-the-art knowledge from literature. By combining the results related to individual pressures, the overall change in biodiversity is calculated in terms of Mean Species Abundance of original species (MSA) and the extent of ecosystems.
IMAGE: Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment
IMAGE is a dynamic integrated assessment modeling framework for global change. The main objectives of IMAGE are to contribute to scientific understanding and support decision-making by quantifying the relative importance of major processes and interactions in the society-biosphere-climate system
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