Scenarios for investigating risks to biodiversity

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Aim This paper describes a set of integrative scenarios developed in the ALARM (Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods) project. The ultimate aim of ALARM was to develop and test methods and protocols for the assessment of large-scale environmental risks to biodiversity and to evaluate mitigation options. Scenarios provide a tool for exploring such risks and the policy options to mitigate them; therefore they play a central role within the ALARM project.


  • Joachim H. Spangenberg
  • Alberte Bondeau
  • Timothy R. Carter
  • Stefan Fronzek
  • Jill Jaeger
  • Kirsti Jylha
  • Ingolf Kuehn
  • Ines Omann
  • Alex Paul
  • Isabelle Reginster
  • Mark Rounsevell
  • Oliver Schweiger
  • Andrea Stocker
  • Martin Sykes
  • Josef Settele
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Physical Geography


  • Biodiversity, uncertainty, integration, policy implications, scenarios, storylines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-18
JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch