Publications

Papers

Projecting terrestrial biodiversity intactness with GLOBIO 4

The paper describes the updated GLOBIO model.Scenario‐based biodiversity modelling is a powerful approach to evaluate how possible future socio‐economic developments may affect biodiversity. Here, we evaluated the changes in terrestrial biodiversity intactness,...

Global patterns of current and future road infrastructure

Global patterns of road infrastructure.Georeferenced information on road infrastructure is essential for spatial planning, socio-economic assessments and environmental impact analyses. However, current publicly available global road maps are outdated and biased. In...

The impact of hunting on tropical mammal and bird populations

Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation is lacking.Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation is lacking. We...

Quantifying Biodiversity Losses Due to Human Consumption

A Global-Scale Footprint Analysis.It is increasingly recognized that human consumption leads to considerable losses of biodiversity. This study is the first to systematically quantify these losses in relation to land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated...

Future hotspots of mammal loss

Assessing the geography and extent of projected changes in suitable habitat for terrestrial mammals.Current levels of endangerment and historical trends of species and habitats are the main criteria used to direct conservation efforts globally. Estimates of future...

Technical model descriptions

GLOBIO Aquatic technical model description

This report covers the technical description of the GLOBIO Aquatic model.This report covers the technical description of the GLOBIO Aquatic model, v. 1.3 (Aug. 2014), as an addition to the paper by Janse et al. (2015), where a more elaborate explanation of the model’s...

GLOBIO 3.5 technical model description

This document contains a technical description of the GLOBIO model (version 3.5).This document contains a technical description of the GLOBIO model (version 3.5). It gives an overview of the input data, modelling steps and parameter values used to model human impacts...

Reports

Global Biodiversity Score

Measuring a company's biodiversity footprint.Unlike climate change mitigation which is gradually mainstreamed into business strategies and activities, biodiversity still struggles to be recognized as a major issue for businesses and financial institutions due to its...

Roads from Rio+20

Pathways to achieve global sustainability goals by 2050.The report Roads from Rio+20 analyses how combinations of technological measures and changes in consumption patterns could contribute to achieving a set of sustainability objectives, taking into account the...

Rethinking Global Biodiversity Strategies

Exploring structural changes in production and consumption to reduce biodiversity lossThe mere protection of valuable nature areas, although still necessary, will not be sufficient for reducing global biodiversity loss in the coming decades. Population growth and...

International review of the GLOBIO model version 3

Review: GLOBIO3 is well suited to play an important role in biodiversity assessments.In April 2005, a review committee gathered to assess the scientifically validity and policy-relevance of the GLOBIO3 model as part of the International Biodiversity project. Four...