Abiotic preconditions Natura 2000

Nature conservation organisations are responsible for translating the general nature conservation policy in concrete management plans for natural areas. Abiotic conditions are the basis for organisation and management measures. Often the abiotic conditions are also the legal basis on which general nature conservation policy is developed or strengthened.


The standards and uses of the knowledge about abiotic conditions diverge. This project ensures that the abiotic conditions in the broad-based nature conservation goals can be better determined. The interpretation differences between management types of boundary conditions and habitat types are identified. Finally, the results and underlying data are clearly disclosed and made usable for managers and policy makers.

Alterra report 2214 provides an overview of the current state of affairs with a list of open ends and gaps in scientific data.