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OECD Expert Meeting on Agri-biodiversity Indicators, November 2001



5–8 November, 2001 in Zürich, Switzerland


Publication of the Expert Meeting Proceedings    I  Related Websites

Publication of the Expert Meeting Proceedings

Please note that the Experts Papers on this website are under the responsibility of their author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OECD or its Member Countries

Please find below a pdf copy (3MB) of the OECD publication (2003) 


Expert Meeting Summary and Recommendations

    English Version (PDF ~ 149 KB)
    French Version (PDF ~ 200 KB)
    German Version (PDF ~ 482 KB)
    Spanish Version (PDF ~ 283 KB)

Discussion Documents:
Plenary Session 1:
 Introduction and Objectives for the Meeting
 OECD Agri-biodiversity Indicators: Background Paper (PDF ~ 408 KB)
  by Kevin Parris, OECD Secretariat.
Parallel Sessions:
 Group 1: Plant and Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 
  Indicators of Agricultural Genetic Resources: FAO's Contribution to Monitoring Agricultural Biodiversity (PDF ~ 72 KB)
  by Linda Collette, FAO.
  Biological Diversity of Livestock and Crops: Useful Classification and Appropriate Agri-environmental Indicators (PDF ~ 207 KB)
  by Frank Wetterich, Germany.
  Agri-biodiversity Indicators used in Poland (PDF ~ 139 KB)
  by Anna Liro, Elzbieta Martyniuk, Tadeusz Oleksiak, and Wieslaw Podyma, Poland.
  Animal Genetic Resources Indicators in Germany (PDF ~ 46 KB)
  by Eildert Groeneveld, and Jörg Bremond, Germany.
  Developing Biodiversity Indicators for the Livestock in Greece (PDF ~ 174 KB)
  by A. Georgoudis, A. Baltas, Ch. Tsafaras, Ch. Ligda, E. Danou, and K. Fragos, Greece.
  Plant Genetic Resources and Agri-biodiversity in Czech Republic (PDF ~ 86 KB)
  by Ladislav Dotlacil, Zdenek Stehno, Anna Michalova, and Iva Faberova, Czech Republic.
  Assessment of Crop Diversity in Hungary: Possible Indicators for Genetic Variation (PDF ~ 136 KB)
  by Laszlo Holly, and Bertalan Szekely, Hungary.
  Agricultural Plant Diversity in Turkey (PDF ~ 98 KB)
  by Ayfer Tan, Turkey.
 Group 2:  Wild Species Dependent or Impacted by Agricultural Activities and Analytical Tools for Measuring Trends in Biodiversity
  A Perspective on Indicators for Species Diversity in Denmark (PDF ~ 84 KB)
  by Rasmus Ejrnæs, Denmark.
  Wild Flora and Fauna in Irish Agro-ecosystems: A Practical Perspective on Indicator Selection (PDF ~ 81 KB)
  by Jane Feehan, Ireland.
  Agro-biodiversity Indicators for Policy Evaluation: The Experience of Emilia-Romagna (PDF ~ 84 KB)
  by Gianfranco De Geronimo, Franco Marchesi, and Roberto Tinarelli, Italy.
  An Agricultural Habitat Indicator for Wildlife (PDF ~ 149 KB)
  by Jin-Han Kim, Byung-Ho Yoo, Changman Won, Jin-Young Park, and Jeong-Yeon Yi, Korea,
  Using Bird Data to Develop Biodiversity Indicators for Agriculture (PDF ~ 397 KB)
  by Melanie Heath, and Matthew Rayment, Birdlife International.
  Overview of Biodiversity Indicators Related to Agriculture in Belgium (PDF ~ 170 KB)
  by Visi Garcia Cidad, Jean-François Maljean, Alan Peeters, and Geert De Blust, Belgium.
  Automated Classification of Habitats (PDF ~ 138 KB)
  by Rasmus Ejrnaes, Denmark.
  Eco-Fauna-Database: A Tool for Both Selecting Indicator Species for Land Use and Estimating Impacts of Land Use on Animal Species (PDF ~ 154 KB)
  by Thomas Walter, and Karin Schneider, Switzerland.
  From Scientific Analysis to Agri-environmental Measures (PDF ~ 182 KB)
  by Riccardo Simoncini, IUCN.
Plenary Session 2:
 Ecosystem/Habitats Impacted by Agricultural Activities
 Estimating Wildlife Habitat Trends on Agricultural Ecosystems in the United States (PDF ~ 968 KB)
  by Stephen J. Brady, and Curtis H. Flather, United States.
 Monitoring Habitat Change in Japanese Agricultural Systems (PDF ~ 612 KB)
  by David Sprague, Japan.
 Agriculture and Biodiversity: Reporting on Trends at European Level (PDF ~ 135 KB)
  by Dominique Richard, EEA.
 Constraints in Land Uuse by Agriculture, Nature Protection Issues, Rural Development and Biodiversity in Various Regions of Austria — An Analytical Approach Based on Spatial Information Techniques (PDF ~ 101 KB)
Related maps: Map 1 (PDF ~ 3271 KB), Map 2 (PDF ~ 1320 KB), Map 3 (PDF ~ 2178 KB), Map 4 (PDF ~ 1086 KB).
  by Peter Aubrecht, Bettina Götz, and Gerhard Zethner, Austria.
 National and Regional Level Farmland Biodiversity Indicators in Finland (PDF ~ 111 KB)
  by Mikko Kuussaari, and Janne Heliölä, Finland.
 Environmental Indicators for Farmland Habitats: The Situation in Italy (PDF ~ 108 KB)
  by Marco Genghini, Italy.
 Measuring the Impact of Norwegian Agriculture on Habitats (PDF ~ 675 KB)
  by Wendy Fjellstad, Norway.
 Developing Habitat Accounts: An Application of the UK Countryside Surveys (PDF ~ 168 KB)
  by Andrew Stott, United Kingdom.
 Agri-biodiversity Indicators: A View from Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (PDF ~ 235 KB)
  by Gail Smith, Jamie Mc Masters, and David Pendlington, BIAC.
 Linking Wild Species With Their Use of Different Agricultural Habitats 
 Indicators of Agri-biodiversity: Australia's Experience (PDF ~ 131 KB)
  by James Walcott, Jean Chesson, and Peter O'Brien, Australia
Using Biological and Land Use Information to Develop Indicators of Habitat Availability on Farmland (PDF ~ 154 KB)
  by Terence McRae, and Ted Weins, Canada.
 Assessing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems (PDF ~ 111 KB)
  by Michael J. Mac, United States.
 The State of Agro-biodiversity in The Netherlands: Integrating Habitat and Species Indicators (PDF ~ 318 KB)
  by  Ben ten Brink, The Netherlands.
 Biodiversity Indicators in Agriculture: A Combination of Species and Habitat Approaches (PDF ~ 66 KB)
  by Gerard van Dijk, UNEP.

Room Documents:
Farm Animal Diversity in Turkey (PDF ~ 92 KB)
  by T. Goncagul.


Related Websites

Websites: (OECD, International and National)

OECD Websites

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
Agri-environmemtal indicators 
Agri-environmental policies 
Sustainable development 
Territorial development 

International Websites

Association for Biodiversity Information 
BCIS (Biodiversity Conservation Information System)   
BirdLife International  
CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) 
CEC (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation) 
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) 
Council of Europe: Environment   
EEA (European Environment Agency Topic Centre on Nature Protection and Biodiversity) 
ECNC (European Centre for Nature Conservation)  
   Agri-environmental Indicators 
   ENVRISK (European Risk Assessment for European Agriculture) 
EU Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism 
FAO Biological Diversity Website 
GEF (Global Environment Facility) 
Global Biodiversity Forum 
Global Biodiversity Information Facility 
IUCN Biodiversity Economics Library 
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 
Nordic Gene Bank 
Planta Europa 
PLEC (People, Land Managenent and Environmental Change)   
RAMSAR (Convention on Wetlands) 
UNEP (UN Environment Programme) 
Unilever (Sustainable Agriculture) 
Wetlands International 
World Bank   
   Global Environment Facility Biodiversity Planning Support Programme 
World Conservation Monitoring Centre 
World Resources Institute Earth Trends 
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) 
Worldwatch Institute 
Yahoo: Biodiversity Website Directory 

National Websites

Australia Australian Natural Resources Atlas 
Australia Environment Australia Biodiversity Website 
Australia National Land and Water Resources Audit 
Canada Statistics Canada - Environment 
Finland Biodiversity Research Coordination, Center for Biodiversity, University of Turku, Finland: FIBRE   
France IFEN ( Institut francais de l'environnement)   
France Nature Environment 
Italy Ministry of Environment, Department of Nature Conservation 
Italy Ministry of Environment, Departmennt of Sustainable Development 
Italy National Agency for Environmental Protection
(Biosphere section, including the Centre of Nature Conservation) 
Italy National Programme for Biodiversity 
Italy Protected areas and nature conservation   
Netherlands National Reference Centre for Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries
Clearing-House Mechanism for Biodiversity   
Norway Ministry of Agriculture 
Norway Ministry of the Environment 
United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan   
United Kingdom Biodiversity on the Internet 
United Kingdom British Association of Nature Conservationists   
United Kingdom Countryside Survey 
United Kingdom English Nature   
United Kingdom Indicators of Sustainable Development 
United Kingdom Plantlife   
United States Center for Biological Diversity   
United States National Wildlife Federation 
United States U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources 



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