Alpine habitat diversity WP7
The HABITALP Project deals with the diversity of alpine habitats and its goal is to monitor long term environmental changes in these habitats. This is performed with the help of CIR (Color Infra Red) aerial photographs. Our role in this project was to lead workpackage 7. In this WP7, the CIR areas identified in the aerial photographs of workpackage 4 and the correlated NATURA 2000 areas from work package 5 are used to develop parameters that describe the biodiversity of the landscape in the participating alpine protected areas. This is achieved through GIS modelling.
The development work will follow the example of one or several protected areas with existing interpretation standards in line with HABITALP standards. The transmission of these same measurement methods to all participating project partners will allow for an alpine wide comparison of biodiversity.