Silke Boldt / Anke Steinmann
Institute of Biodiversity

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Geodatabase for biodiversity-related datasets


Working with the geodatabase (c) Thünen-Institut/BD
Working with the geodatabase (© Thünen-Institut/BD)

Developing and maintaining a geodatabase for biodiversity-related datasets

Agricultural landscapes and associated farming systems are subject to permanent change. In order to investigate and evaluate the long-term impacts of land-use and landscape change on biodiversity in the long-run it is essential to develop and maintain a geodatabase that contains biodiversity-related datasets.

Background and Objective

Changes in agricultural land use are driven by environmental, technological, economic, social and political developments. In order to analyse and evaluate the impacts of land-use changes on biodiversity at different spatial scales (field, farm, landscape, national) high-resolution spatial data are needed. The availability of biodiversity-related datasets is a prerequisite to derive practical recommendations for the development and improvement of future biodiversity monitoring schemes and indicators as well as for the evaluation of measures of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The project aims at developing and maintaining a geodatabase for biodiversity-related datasets to enable long-term and continuous research on topics highly relevant to agri-environmental policy.

Target Group

Policy, science


The development of the geodatabase is being carried out in close collaboration with other TI-institutes and the TI-geodata infrastructure. Moreover, there is a close exchange with external institutions (e.g. BfN, DDA).


Involved Thünen-Partners


Permanent task 1.2009 - 12.2021

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: ongoing


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