How it works

A DPSIR framework is the basis underlying the GLOBIO model (see figure). The major indirect drivers are population growth, economic growth and technology. They cause the change in environmental drivers such as land use, atmospheric nitrogen deposition etc. Policy response options, such as protected areas and plantation forestry, can mitigate these pressures. The environmental drivers in turn drive the changes in biodiversity.

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