Joint work with BESAFE
BESAFE is the 'sister project' of BIOMOT, funded for the same time period under the same FP7 topic. The difference between the two projects is that BESAFE looks at explicit arguments that are used to justify and energize biodiversity actions, while BIOMOT tries to take the deeper route and study the often implicit motivations that drive people in biodiversity action.
BIOMOT and BESAFE exchange information e.g. in joint meetings, facilitated by organizing project workshops during overlapping days in almost the same location. Two of these meetings have taken place up till now, one in the Netherlands and one in the UK.
The major way of collaboration between the two projects is through joint cases. Such cases will be studied through the perspectives and methods of both projects, e.g. the document analyses of BESAFE and the interviews of BIOMOT's Work Packages 2 and 3. One of the joint cases will focus on the wolf and other large carnivores in Europe. As soon as results are available, they will be posted here.
- How have we advanced our understanding of the links between biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services? Read here.
- What kind of information on ecosystem services is relevant for decision making and how can we incorporate it in the decision making process? Read here.
Background and meetings
- Effective arguments for the protection of biodiversity are needed
- BESAFE BESAFE Conference in Manchester: Working towards a brighter future for biodiversity
- BESAFE Stakeholder Meeting Brussels: Biodiversity argumentation, How to get it right
- 'An effective argument' (interview with BESAFE coordinator)
- 'Behind the scene of BESAFE'
- Arguments for biodiversity: a literature review [September 2014, PDF file]