What is BioScore?
BioScore offers you a European biodiversity impact assessment tool.
The tool contains indicator values on the ecological preferences of more than 1000 species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, butterflies, dragonflies, aquatic macro-invertebrates and vascular plants. These values are linked to policy-related pressures and environmental variables.
Use the tool to assess possible impacts of changing environmental variables. BioScore tells you what proportion of species are likely to benefit and what species might be negatively affected by certain policy measures. It allows you to distinguish impacts by taxonomic group, by geographic region or by country. Also, it shows you what proportion of protected species (red lists or annexes of the EC Habitats and Birds Directives) might be affected.
BioScore is primarily meant for EU and national policymakers but it is equally useful for NGOs, research institutes and many others. You can have a look at
Predefined assessments that showcase what is possible with more in-depth analyses, or you can
Create your own assessment.
Download the BioScore tool and test for yourself. You can also find all details of the work in the final report.
BioScore is a Specific Targeted Research project funded under the EU Sixth
Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6), Priority
8.1.B.1: Sustainable management of Europe's natural resources. The contract
number is FP6-022661.