Search

How to create queries in the free text search:

  • Add double quotes around a group of words to search for pages containing that group (e.g. "fuel cells")
  • AND (or &&):  wind AND "solar panels" returns pages containing both "wind" and "solar panels".
  • OR (or a space): wind "solar panels" returns pages containing wind or "solar panels".
  • NOT (or !): solar NOT "solar panels" returns pages containing solar but not "solar panels".
  • Use the various filters (left column) to refine or reset your search.
  1. Ecosystems and biodiversity

    As biodiversity is coming under serious pressure, with around one in four species currently threatened with extinction, the European Commission has adopted an ambitious EU Biodiversity Strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in th ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Sustainable management of natural resources in ACP countries

    According to the United Nations, at least 17% of the Earth’s surface waters and 10% of coastal and marine areas should be protected. The current 13 000 protected areas are insufficient to ensure the survival of the Earth’s biodiversity. EU development pol ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Water biodiversity

    Freshwater ecosystems are among the most degraded and threatened ecosystems at the global scale. Given the likelihood that demand for available water resources in Europe and worldwide will increase in the future, water ecosystem services need to be protec ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Agricultural biodiversity

    Agricultural land covers almost half of Europe’s territory. Technological development, mechanisation, agro-chemicals and genetic research have led to structural modifications in farming practices and put pressure on the environment, leading to soil deplet ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting the results of the 'Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply' project. The project “Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe ...

    30 April 2014

  6. The Congo Basin Forests- State of the Forests 2010

    Book presenting the state of the Congo basin forests in 2010, concerning the deforestation patterns, the trends in forest sustainable management and the threats to biodiversity. The forests of Central Africa are the subject of intense debate worldwide. Th ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach

    Article presenting a matrix approach to assessing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) performance of countries with low monitoring capacities. Estimating emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests in many deve ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Water retention of salt affected soils: quantitative estimation using soil survey information

    Article presenting a quantative estimation of the water retention of salt affected soils using soil survey information. Soil water retention (SWR) at-0.1,-33,-1500 and-150000 kPa matric potentials and available water content (AWC) were estimated from info ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Les Forêts du Bassin du Congo- Etat des Forêts 2010 [The Congo Basin forests- State of the Forests 2010]

    Les forêts du bassin du Congo couvrent 200 millions d’hectares au cœur du continent africain. Tout à la fois, elles représentent la ressource quotidienne de 60 millions de personnes, produisent des moyens financiers pour les Etats de la région par l’explo ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Management plans part 2- changes to cod plans (STECF-12-13)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report approaching aspects relating to the revision of cod management plans.   The STECF Expert Working Group (EWG 12-07) on Management plans part 2 met in Edinburgh, Scotland from 18 to 22 of June 2012. The meeting p ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Management plans part 2- developing area based management plans(STECF-12-14)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Researh Report approaching modelling possibilites and indicative resource implications identifided for different options of cod management plans. The STECF Expert Working Group (EWG 12-07) on Management plans pt2 met in Edinbu ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Global estimates of carbon stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 – time series from 1990 to 2010

    Article presenting estimatations of the the carbon (C) stock changes from living forest biomass for all countries of the world, in order to complete the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector in Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Re ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios

    Article presenting the results of a a case study on sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios. Managing forest landscapes to sustain functional connectivity is considered one of the key strategies to counteract t ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Cartographie du couvert forestier et des changements du couvert forestier en Afrique centrale

    JRC article presenting the most recent results regarding the geographical distribution and the evolution of forests in Congo. Ce chapitre présente les résultats les plus récents disponibles sur la distribution spatiale et sur l’évolution des forêts du bas ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Report of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries on Assessment of Mediterranean Sea stocks (STECF 12-03)

    JRC Scientfic and Technical Research Report assessing the status of demersal and small pelagic stocks in the Mediterranean Sea against the proposed FMSY reference point, and carrying out short and medium term forecasts.     The Expert Working Group meetin ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Scoping for Impact Assessments for Multi-Annual plans for Baltic Multispecies and cod in the Kattegat, North Sea, West of Scotland and Irish Sea (STECF-12-05)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report scoping the preparation of Impact Assessments for new management plans on the following groups of stocks: a) Impact Assessments for a new plan for cod, herring, sprat (and flounder) in the Baltic Sea and b) Imp ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Testing the robustness of HCRs applied to Baltic pelagic stocks- Working Document in support to the STECF Expert Working Group 12-02 Management Plans- part 1

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing results of tests on the robustness of the target fishing mortality (F trgt) and biomass trigger (B trg) used on the harvest control rule (HCR) of the Baltic pelagic stocks. This work replies to a requ ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Updating an object-based pan-tropical forest cover change assessment by automatic change detection and classification

    Conference contribution presenting a method developed for the TREES-3 project (which produces estimates of tropical forest cover changes during the period 1990 to 2010), for the automatic processing of year 2010 with the assessment of performance of this ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Support to the review of the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution: JRC’s contribution to the 2nd Stakeholder meeting January 2012

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report containing the presentations made by JRC staff at the second Stakeholder Meeting (held in January 2012) in support of the Commission's Thematic Strategy for Air Pollution (TSAP). Although efforts of the EU ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Indicators for mapping ecosystem services: a review

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report giving an overview of spatial information used for mapping and modelling ecosystem services according to the scientific literature, and evaluating the potential contribution of the JRC in supporting such initia ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- North Sea and Kattegat scoping for mixed fisheries (STECF-12-04)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report, providing an evaluation of status of stocks and fisheries in the North Sea and Kattegat. This document forms a report of work in progress of STECF EWG 12-02 which met in Rostock, Germany to provide an evaluati ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Central African forest cover and cover change mapping

    Article presenting the most recent available results on the spatial distribution and the evolution of Congo Basin forests, based on the processing and analysis of a vast amount of satellite images acquired over the last two decades. This chapter presents ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Multi-level stock–recruit analysis: Beyond steepness and into model uncertainty

    Article providing details of a multi-level stock-recruit analysis for six European herring stocks.     Meta-analytic and multi-level stock-recruit analyses have traditionally focussed on the similar stock approach, but for a specic stock-recruit model. Fo ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Science at the core of water solutions- Some JRC examples

    JRC's scientific support aims at tackling related challenges such as water availability, quality, efficiency, protection of ecosystems and extreme weather events. (2012) 2012 Brochures Environment and climate change water biodiversity ecosystem resou ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Life beneath our feet: knowing our soil

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of soil. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Environment and climate change soil biodiversity IES jrc_leaflet_soil_research_de.pdf jrc_leaflet_soil_research_en.pdf jrc_l ...

    30 April 2014