ABOUT THE PROJECT

LINKAGE is a research project funded within Polish-Norwegian Research Programme implemented under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The project is coordinated by Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) in Kraków and is realized in cooperation with Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (Białowieża), Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań) and University of Tromsø (Norwegian partner).... more

The LINKAGE consortium comprises 4 partners – 3 from Poland: Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Adam Mickiewcz University, Faculty of Social Sciences , Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences and one from Norway - Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø. ... more

The ultimate aim of the LINKAGE project is to improve biodiversity governance in Poland and Norway by developing innovative protocols and technologies for biodiversity governance. ... more

Within the project, two case study areas will be selected in Norway and four in Poland (one for a pilot study of internet-based research and three for mapping through facilitated workshops). ... more

NEWS

New publications

We have already published some of the results of the research conducted within the Project. more

ICCB

Four members of the LINKAGE team took part in the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology more

PARTICIPATORY
MAPPING

Participatory mapping. Social data collection methods must be socially and culturally appropriate to the local context to be effective. The participatory mapping of ecosystem services and landscape values have been implemented using a variety of methods including self-administered mail surveys, key informant interviews, facilitated group workshops, internet panels, and self-administered, internet-based applications... more

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND
NATURE CONSERVATION

Ecosystem services are the material and non-material benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The term and concept of ecosystem services has been popularized by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) published in 2005. Four main categories of ecosystem services are distinguished in MEA, those are: provisioning, supporting, regulating and cultural services ... more

PROJECT OUTCOMES

In this section you will find short summaries of the research conducted in LINKAGE project.... more

In this section you will find visual summaries of PPGIS research conducted in LINKAGE project.... more

In this section you will find links to read both scientific and popular papers describing LINKAGE research and results.... more

Conferences within project ... 

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